Liverpool are one of a number of sides who could sign Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele this summer – but only if the Catalan side can recoup the £90 million plus fee that they gave to Borussia Dortmund to sign the Frenchman, according to Teamtalk.
The Reds are claimed to be one of Dembele’s prefered destinations if he does move on, and with Barcelona having already spent big on Frenkie de Jong and with Antoine Griezmann potentially on the way, they need to sell to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.
Jurgen Klopp was not planning a big summer of spending, but the report claims that the club’s stance would change if a long-term target became attainable, which might be the case here.
It would take a huge fee to prise him away from the Camp Nou, and there have been question marks over Dembele’s attitude in the past, but if the Reds do want him, they’ll no doubt make a move. FSG have always stated that the finances are there if the right player becomes available.
Signings are being lined up this summer, and moves will be made, but Dembele seems an unlikely one at this stage. You never know, though.