Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes has denied the membership are in negotiations with Manchester United over Ousmane Dembele and expects the Frenchman to remain on the membership.
Dembele, 23, has struggled since shifting to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund again in 2017 and numerous reviews claimed the La Liga facet have been open to his departure this summer season to be able to elevate switch funds for brand new boss Ronald Koeman.
MEN Sport understands United have no real interest in signing Dembele completely however are contemplating the France worldwide as an emergency mortgage possibility in the event that they fail to signal Jadon Sancho earlier than Monday’s switch deadline.
Nevertheless, Planes has refuted strategies United have been involved over Dembele’s companies.
“To start with, no negotiations with Manchester United in the mean time,” he mentioned. “Fully deny that. He is a participant we depend on, we all know his potential. We hope this yr the group sees the most effective of him.”
Dembele was an unused substitute throughout Barcelona’s win in opposition to Celta on Thursday evening which sparked hypothesis over his future.
Nevertheless, Koeman insisted it was purely for tactical causes.
He mentioned: “I believe Pedri and Trincao can contribute extra defensively than Dembele can, that is why they performed. We confirmed lots of self-discipline. On the break, we talked in regards to the 4-4-1 system and the gamers have accomplished an ideal job.”