Dembele hits back at Barcelona and 'shameful lies'

Dembele won’t be considered for selection after denial from new contract.

Ousmane Dembele has hit back at Barcelona after Thursday’s declaration by sporting director Mateu Alemany that he must leave.

Barcelona have declared they will sell the France international after he refused to sign a new contract this month. He also won’t be considered for selection.

He detailed in a social media post, “For four years gossip about me has been built up, there have been shameful lies about me for the sole purpose of harming me.

“I have never responded, but today it’s over.

“I am going to answer without giving in to any kind of blackmail, I dismiss anyone who thinks that I’m not committed to the sporting project, I’m still under contract and I’m fully involved and at the disposal of my coach, I’m not a man who gives in to blackmail.”

However, the Frenchman is being linked with a move to Premier League as Manchester United and Newcastle United are in contact with him. He has made 10 appearances for Barca including 6 in La Liga this term. The club is already going through a rough phase.

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