Fabrizio Romano confirms potential double Liverpool transfer blow as Barcelona add 24-year-old to ‘renewals list’

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Fabrizio Romano has reported via a tweet that Barcelona have added Ousmane Dembele to their ‘renewals list’.

The Sky Sports journalist confirmed that the Catalan-based outfit plan to hand fellow linked star, Pedri, fresh terms with an astronomical release clause of €1b attached.

With a long-term contract, it would effectively put the teenager well and truly beyond the financial capabilities of Liverpool and, one might expect, the vast majority of Europe’s heavyweights.

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Considering his contract is set to expire next summer, we can certainly understand the rush to hand Dembele a new contract before the Frenchman can agree a pre-contract agreement elsewhere in January.

There are, of course, the attacker’s injury struggles to comprehend – a factor that has contributed to stopping his career from taking off in the Spanish top-flight.

However, with our need to bolster the forward line yet to have evaporated, despite our lack of involvement in the summer window, the 24-year-old could offer a suitable solution that pleases all parties (at least on our end) if we can negotiate a free transfer in time.

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