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Paris Saint Germain are hoping to steal Ousmane Dembélé from the grasp of Juventus, with the Ligue 1 giants set to prepare a multi-million pound proposal to sign the Frenchman.
That is according to Spanish publication SPORT, and follows on from the news that Dembélé is refusing to sign a new contract at the Camp Nou.
🚨 Ousmane Dembélé demanded a gross annual salary of up to €40m to extend at Barcelona and a signing bonus of €20m. 🤯— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) December 29, 2021
Barça were shocked by these demands.
(Source: @gerardromero) pic.twitter.com/WXOFOUGWNj
It was revealed yesterday by journalist Gerard Romero that the forward wanted a gross salary in the region of up to €40m, with a signing bonus of €20 million
The 24-year-old believes there are funds available to meet his demands following the club’s €55 m acquisition of Ferran Torres on Wednesday, but there is no indication that the Catalan side will pay him what he wants.
In light of this, Juventus have reportedly reached an agreement with Dembélé and his agent for him to move to Italy in June, but the player is still waiting for an offer from PSG.
The French club could kibosh the deal with Juve, who are currently leading the race to sign the wantaway Barca star.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle United were the three English clubs also rumoured to be interested in acquiring his services.
Dembélé arrived in Spain from Borussia Dortmund for a fee in the region of £135 million in August 2017, and has since won two La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups and a Spanish Supercup.
But he has largely had a season to forget so far for the La Liga giants, with knee and hamstring injuries curtailing his progress.
He is yet to score in eight appearances across La Liga and the Champions League, but did register two assists in Barca’s two most recent league matches against Elche and Sevilla.
Xavi’s side return to action after the Christmas break away at Real Mallorca on Sunday.
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