Barca sporting director Ramon Planes has flat out crossed out any talks with Manchester United regarding Ousmane Dembele.
He insists that Barcelona need Dembele, and he is an important player for them, with lots of potential.
Manchester United have been in heavy pursuit of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. However, it’s becoming clear that since Sancho might not work out, Barcelona’s Dembele is the next option for the Red Devils.
“First of all, no negotiations with Man United at the moment, completely deny that,” said Planes.
“He’s a player we count on, we know his potential. We hope this year the team sees the best of him.”
Even Paul Poga, who is Dembele’s teammate in the national team, has tried to convince him over to his side.
Planes added: “We have a good squad, who have competed very well.
“There are always teams to reinforce. We are working with the coach. Daily communication.
“On an attacking level there is great potential and, defensively, it is true that it is weaker.
“We will work until the last day to bring the best and, if someone comes, who can be good. We will not sign for the sake of signing someone. Soon there will be another market.”