L'Equipe claim Liverpool have made contact over Dembele
With both Antoine Griezmann and Neymar reportedly due to make moves to the Nou Camp this summer, Dembele, like Coutinho, could be sold to make room.
So it's no surprise to read that Liverpool are keen on Ousmane Dembele. Jurgen Klopp is known to be a huge admirer of the winger and tried to sign him prior to him joining Barca.
But, while he hasn't had such a miserable time at the Catalan club as the former Liverpool midfielder, he will almost certainly be sold to raise funds if both Neymar and Griezmann are brought in, despite what other publications are reporting.
That, we presume, is why the links with Liverpool have reared again. But to see that L'Equipe are claiming that we've actually made contact is something new entirely.
Via Get French Football, they say: "L’Équipe report that whilst Bayern Munich and Liverpool have approached French international winger Ousmane Dembélé about a summer transfer, the former Dortmund man wants to stay at Barcelona.
"The outlet confirms that the Frenchman is Bayern’s summer window priority after talks failed to progress with Manchester City for winger Leroy Sané. The Bavarian giants have spoken directly with the player’s entourage.
"Liverpool have also initiated contact over a possible transfer, with Jürgen Klopp in particular very much appreciating the player’s profile."
The winger would seemingly be going for around the same sort of fee he was bought for, although the Reds may be able to get him a bit cheaper, considering how much Barca still owe for Coutinho.
But the report does go on to say that Barcelona aren't all that keen on letting him leave just yet. The reports continues: "However, the Catalan giants have no intention of getting rid of “Ous,” who also wants to continue his Barcelona venture next season. The arrival of Antoine Griezmann imminently has not made the ex-Rennes winger question his future at the club, much to the disappointment of PSG, who several weeks ago made their interest known, with Thomas Tuchel a big fan of the player."