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.”