Barcelona say Manchester United can’t have Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona insisted on Friday that French attacker Ousmane Dembele will not be heading to Manchester United.

“There are not any negotiations with Manchester United,” stated sporting director Ramon Planes. “He’s a participant we’re relying on.”

The switch window closes on Monday, 5 October.

After Barcelona’s disastrous end to final season, Planes, who was named in his publish in August, has been conducting a squad overhaul with new supervisor Ronald Koeman.

The 23-year-old Demebele, who has suffered a collection of hamstring accidents since arriving from Dortmund in 2017, has been linked with a transfer away.

“We hope to have the ability to reap the benefits of his footballing expertise. I’m satisfied that he may have an awesome 12 months with us”, Planes advised a press convention to introduce teenage Dutch defender Sergino Dest.

“There are 4 days left of mercato, it is an atypical mercato. Loads can occur,” Planes added.

He signalled that two French defenders, World Cup winner Samuel Umtiti and 20-year-old Jean-Clair Todibo, could possibly be following Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal out of the membership.

“For Umtiti, we want him all the most effective. He is a superb participant, however for the time being he’s going by a foul scenario, which is typical of accidents in soccer,” Planes stated.

“Jean-Clair has a number of presents. He desires to have time to play and develop up in one other workforce, and that should be revered.”

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