Arsenal have been linked with a move for Ousmane Dembele in recent weeks and they may have just been handed a boost on that front.
According to recent reports from France, via HITC, the north London club have contacted the Frenchman’s representatives over a possible switch to the Emirates Stadium.
Dembele sees his contract at the Nou Camp come to an end when the season concludes and recent reports have claimed that the France international has no intention of extending his stay with the La Liga giants.
Reports from Spain suggest that Barcelona are now ready to part ways with Dembele, who has struggled with consistent injury problems since making the move in 2017 for over £100million.
Now, Arsenal may have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Dembele, with his club apparently planning for life without the speedy winger.
Spanish news outlet Sport are claiming that Barca hold an interest in Wolves winger Adama Traore.
The 25-year-old ame through the academy at Barca, but limited game time there saw him make the switch to Aston Villa in the summer of 2015 and he has been in England ever since.
According to a report from the Telegraph earlier in the week, Wolves are set to ask for £20m for the Spaniard this month, with his contract at Molineux due to expire at the end of next season.
Tottenham have been strongly linked with the Spanish wide man in recent times and football.london understands that talks are expected this month with Traore’s entourage over a potential move.
If Barcelona do indeed re-sign Traore, then it will come as a blow to Tottenham, but a possible boost for Arsenal, with Dembele then theoretically free to leave.
The latest on Dembele’s future
According to German football journalist, Florian Plettenberg, via Sport Bible, Dembele has asked for around £36m-per-year on a new contract at Barcelona, which accumulates to about £700,000-a-week.
Barca boss Xavi was said to be left ‘speechless’ by these demands. If these claims are indeed true, then surely there would be no chance of Arsenal even considering making a move for the France winger.
Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in Dembele and are keeping a close eye on his situation.
Source by Football London