Manchester United's Attempts To Sign Ousmane Dembele Have Fallen Through
Manchester United's hopes of adding a right winger to their first team squad on transfer deadline day seem to be over, with a move for Ousmane Dembele officially off.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has wanted to add a right sided forward to his squad all summer, with Jadon Sancho the manager's number one target.
United have been negotiating with the Spanish side but they only wanted the Frenchman on loan, whilst Barca were only looking to sell. Negotiations have now broken down and the 23-year-old will stay at the Nou Camp.
:rotating_light: Manchester United's proposed move for Ousmane Dembele is off. #MUFC were only interested in loan whereas Barcelona wanted sale. #FCBarcelona changed stance late on & opened door to loan but only if 23yo France winger extended his contract by a year @TheAthleticUK #DeadlineDay- David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) October 5, 2020
Barcelona reportedly wanted upwards of £60 million for the former Dortmund player, who was signed to replace Neymar, but it would have been a huge risk for United.
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The Frenchman has suffered multiple injuries during his time at the Nou Camp so far, missing a lot of football, whilst his attitude has also been criticised, with the player reportedly being late for training on multiple occasions.
Since signing for €105 million, plus €40 million in add ons, in August 2017, the former Rennes man has played just 75 games in all competitions, scoring only 19 goals.
Spending that much money, with the club also expected to sign two young wingers tonight, would have also likely meant the end of any chance of signing Sancho in the future.
United signed Donny van de Beek earlier in the transfer window, with his agent already complaining about the Dutchman's lack of starts in the league, with Alex Telles joining on deadline day.
Edinson Cavani was due to join the club on Monday night as well, whilst Facundo Pellistri could join his fellow Uruguayan and Amad Traore could also join, though that move is expected to happen in January.
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