Man Utd transfer chase of Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele hots up as Ronald Koeman admits 'his future depends on him'

RONALD KOEMAN has hinted Ousmane Dembele could depart Barcelona for Manchester United as he stated the future is in his hands.

The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford on a loan deal, with the forward seen as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.


It has been claimed that Paul Pogba has been trying to convince his French compatriot to swap LaLiga for the Premier League.

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Negotiations are said to be progressing well, with L'Equipe stating the World Cup winner is 'enthusiastic' about joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

And Barca boss Koeman has now revealed that Dembele could be on his way out of the Nou Camp – three years after he joined from Borussia Dortmund.

He told reporters in Spain: "He [Dembele] is a Barca player.

"His future depends on what he thinks.

"I haven't spoken to him about his future. We'll see.

"I want to have happy people here, if they [players] aren’t happy because they don't play, they can speak to me.

"Dembele hasn’t told me anything. If nothing happens, I’m counting on him and he will have options [to play]."


As well as a move for Dembele, United have also been linked with bringing Edinson Cavani to the Theatre of Dreams.

The Uruguay striker is available on a free transfer having run his contract down at Paris Saint-Germain.

It has been claimed that the 33-year-old has held talks with United, who wants a two-year contract and a weekly wage of £210,000.

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