Manchester City are looking closely at Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé- but will have to pay upwards of £86m to secure his signature.
That’s according to El Desmarque, who say that the French winger is eyeing a move away from the Nou Camp due to receiving less playing time than he feels he deserves.
Dembélé, 22, joined the Catalan giants for an initial fee of £112m in 2017, as a replacement for the departing Neymar. In fact, reports at the time suggested Barcelona proposed swapping players including Dembélé for Neymar last summer.
Now, Pep Guardiola reportedly has a keen interest in the Frenchman, who could be an ideal replacement for Leroy Sané should he leave for Bayern Munich. Dembélé is able to play on either wing- a trait Guardiola often values in his wide players.
Pep Guardiola believes he can help the youngster reach his potential, following the incredible transformation of Raheem Sterling – a transformation the Catalan boss believes he can replicate.
Dembélé was in the France squad that won the World Cup in Russia and has scored twelve goals in over forty appearances for Barcelona.
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