Ousmane Dembele has been heavily linked to Manchester United.
And Barce head coach Ronald Koeman currently might have limited (or no) plans for the Barcelona forward.
Koeman is definitely unsure of whether Dembele will stay on as a regular in the squad or not after the summer transfer window closes – which is October 5th.
“What is certain in the world? I don’t know,” said Koeman.
“At the moment, he’s a Barcelona player. There’s still one day left for incomings and outgoings. We’ll see.
Ousmane Dembele was kept as an unused substitute as Barcelona drew 1-1 with Sevilla on Sunday. Even in Barca’s 3-0 win against Celta Vigo, he was benched.
“I opted for [Francisco] Trinao, Pedri and [Miralem] Pjanic [off the bench].
“We needed more control and that’s why I made these changes.”
Koeman admitted that the game against Sevilla was particularly tough – and might not have used Dembele for that reason.
“It was a difficult game,” Koeman said. “They pressed us well. Our problem was that our play with the ball wasn’t how we would like.
“They play good football, they press well and physically they’re stronger than us. They’re a top team.
“I think we played well, but we lost the ball a lot in the second half, so it’s difficult to get into a rhythm in the game.
“I’m happy with the team’s performance. The team was tired, but we fought until the end. But [we played against] a great opponent.”
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