Barcelona are livid with Ousmane Dembele for rejecting a transfer to Manchester United because it value them the prospect to signal Memphis Depay, in accordance with stories.
The switch window lastly got here to an in depth on Monday and it was a busy deadline day for United, who secured the providers of 4 extra gamers following the sooner signing of Donny van de Beek.
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho didn’t arrive regardless of being Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s high goal for quite a few months.
The Bundesliga facet had remained adamant that the England worldwide would not be leaving in the summertime and, although United did not quit on the deal, they did seek for alternate options.
David Brooks, Ivan Perisic and Douglas Costa have been additionally thought-about and Dembele emerged as a potential goal late on within the window. M.E.N. Sport understands that, whereas United did contemplate Dembele as a short-term mortgage choice relatively than a everlasting signing, they by no means made a stable transfer for him.
Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped these in energy at Barcelona from seething with the Frenchman, in accordance with AS.
It is reported that Dembele dug in his heels and refused to go away the Camp Nou this summer season, regardless of being advised he was the seventh-choice attacker in Ronald Koeman’s facet. The Catalonians are additionally mentioned to be livid over Dembele’s lack of co-operation after persevering with him during the last three years regardless of his ‘lateness, sick self-discipline and, above all else, critical accidents.’
Not having the ability to shift on Dembele, it is claimed, is the explanation why the cash-strapped Barca weren’t in a position to herald former United man Memphis on deadline day.
In the meantime, Manchester Metropolis reportedly noticed a bid rejected to signal Facundo Pellistri earlier in the summertime.
AS counsel Metropolis had a suggestion rejected for Pellistri in July as a result of it didn’t embrace a sell-on clause.
In distinction they report United agreed Penarol would obtain 20 per cent of the income from a future sale of Pellistri.