Rumour Has It: Dembele pulled plug on Man United move


Barcelona are said to be 'furious' with Ousmane Dembele after his deadline-day loan move to Manchester United was called off.

Manchester United may have boosted their Premier League hopes by securing four transfer deadline-day signings but perhaps their biggest deal slipped away.

A season-long loan deal was agreed for Barcelona and France star Ousmane Dembele to join the likes of Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail.

But the transfer sensationally fell through when the 23-year-old winger refused to pen a contract extension with the Catalan club.


Reports claim the Spanish giants were targeting the signature of Lyon's ex-United ace Memphis Depay and needed Dembele off the books to complete the deal.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side missed out on signing Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils lined up a big-money loan move for Dembele, agreeing to pay his wages and a substantial fee.

Before the deal went through, Barca wanted Dembele to ink a contract extension until 2023 to increase their leverage if the Frenchman raised his value with a stand-out Premier League campaign.

Dembele, who who has two years left on his contract, declined and both his Man United loan deal and Depay's move fell through, leaving Barcelona chiefs 'furious', according for Spanish media outlet AS.

Source Omnisport