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Barcelona eye Premier League star in Dembele swap

Barcelona eye Premier League star in Dembele swap

Dembele has failed to make an impact since his arrival

Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund last summer, after impressing in Germany. But has failed to live up to his expectations and still hasn’t quite settled in the club.

The 21 year has further fallen down the pecking order after the arrival of Philippe Coutino from Liverpool in the January transfer window and with Antoine Grizmann heavily linked with a summer move, his stay at Barcelona might be cut short.

Barcelona are plotting a swap deal involving Ousmane Dembele that they hope will convince Mohamed Salah to swap Anfield for Camp Nou, according to Diario Gol.

The report suggests that such a proposal pleases Lionel Messi, who would prefer not to see Antoine Griezmann join the Catalan side as he feels they would overlap too often on the pitch.

Salah is one of the most desired players this season. He has been excellent for Liverpool in his debut season for them, scoring 41 goals in all competitions and helped the team to reach the semi finals of the Champions League.

The acquisition of the Egyptian would mean Barcelona have a player at the peak of his powers rather than having to wait for Dembele to fully develop, and also means Coutinho could concentrate more on replacing Andres Iniesta in midfield rather than operate on the flank.

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