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Manchester United have reportedly withdrawn their interest in Ousmane Dembele after Barcelona changed their stance on letting the Frenchman leave this summer. New boss Ronald Koeman has told a number of first-team stars they must depart before the October 5 deadline.
Dembele has struggled with injuries since moving to the Nou Camp from Borussia Dortmund three years ago. It was expected the 23-year-old may be moved on so that Koeman can bring in his own players.
United had placed Dembele on their shortlist which was drawn up after they missed out on Jadon Sancho. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen on taking Dembele to Old Trafford because of his versatility to play on both flanks.
However, the Daily Star claims the Catalan giants have changed their transfer stance and will no longer let the former Rennes ace leave on loan. The only way Dembele will be permitted to depart Catalonia this summer is if their £100m price tag is met.
United could not muster such a fee to pay for Sancho so they will not be forced into paying that amount for their plan B.
Source- Daily And Sunday Express
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