BARCELONA will demand Manchester United pay the whole of Ousmane Dembele’s huge wages if they let him out on loan.
The France forward — on £215,000 a week — has emerged as a possible alternative to key target Jadon Sancho.Barca are thought willing to offload 21-cap Frenchman Ousmane Dembele, but if Man Utd borrow him they might need to pay all his wages[/caption] Old Trafford chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing Ousmane Dembele as time also runs out to land top target Jadon Sancho[/caption]
Barca are looking to raise funds after being hit hard by the coronavirus and with a move for Manchester City’s Eric Garcia in their sights.
They would like to offload Dembele, 23, in a permanent deal but United are reluctant.
Yet Barca may be willing to let him move on loan, providing a club agrees to pay his salary in full.
That could yet prove to be a sticking point, with United’s search for a new attacker likely to go down to the wire.
Solskjaer could have more cash at his disposal with moves to Italy pending for both Chris Smalling and Andreas Pereira this weekend.
Talks with Barca over Dembele appeared to be going well earlier in the week.
The ex-Rennes star had last season wrecked by two hamstring injuries.
And he last started a game 11 months ago.
Dembele was also in Ronald Koeman’s bad books on Monday as he turned up 15 minutes late for training.
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But hopes of landing Borussia Dortmund’s England attacker Sancho, 20, ar fading.
There has been few positie signs since United tabled an offer some months ago of £70million up front rising to £100m.
German giants Dortmund have stood firm over their desire for a fuller payment in one go.