Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona tell winger he will be sold in January after refusing new contract | Transfer Center News


Ousmane Dembele has been told by Barcelona he will be sold this month after refusing to sign a new contract at Camp Nou.

The French winger is out of contract this summer, meaning Barcelona risk losing him on a free transfer if he sees out the season in Catalonia.

But Barcelona don’t want to let that happen and are also keen to remove Dembele’s salary from their books.

The 24-year-old turned down Barcelona’s attempt to sign him on a new contract as the terms offered were lower than his current one.

Dembele joined the club from Borussia Dortmund for £135m – just weeks after Neymar’s world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain – but has struggled with injuries for much of his time in Spain.

The 2018 World Cup winner has started just six games this season and his only goal came in the Copa del Rey win at third tier Linares earlier this month.

Dembele’s involvement has increased significantly since Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman as manager in November, however, with all but one of his 11 appearances this season under the former Barcelona midfielder.

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