Barcelona star feeling betrayed and could force move to Bayern Munich
El Nacional reports that Barca president Joan Laporta and director of football Mateu Alemany are trying to agree a new contract for Dembele. However, the French military leader does not want to discuss a new deal, but instead wants to wait until the end of the year.
Furthermore, agent Moussa Sissoko is advising Dembele, 25, to leave Barcelona to earn a higher salary elsewhere. The Blaugrana attacker signed a new two-year contract last summer, ending speculation that he could leave the Nou Camp.
However, Dembele’s season has been hampered by injury problems and he is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem. He has made 28 appearances in all competitions, scoring 8 goals and providing 7 assists.
A long list of players interested in Dembele, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain. However, it is Bayern who is said to be leading the race for the French winger.
New Bavarian coach Thomas Tuchel is said to have asked the board to secure the signing Dembele. The German coach worked with the Barcelona attacker during their time together at Borussia Dortmund. Dembele scored 10 goals and contributed 21 assists in 49 games under Tuchel.
Barca coach Xavi is keen to keep Dembele, whom he considers an indispensable player in his team. However, the Frenchman was drawn by the reunion with Tuchel.
West Ham United interested in signing Barcelona’s Serginho Dest
Fichajes.net reports West Ham are targeting Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest, who is on loan at AC Milan. The American will return from loan at the Rossoneri at the end of the season.
Barca are said to be willing to listen to offers for Dest, who has not been a regular starter under Xavi at the Nou Camp. He has made 14 appearances in all competitions at the San Siro this season. He has failed to impress Milan but could be set to move to West Ham.
The Hammers are looking for a right-back, with David Moyes using centre-back Thilo Kehrer in an interim role. Dest boasts speed and agility and could be a solid pick for Moyes’ side. However, they are participating in the race for the signature of the American player by Crystal Palace.
Dest is valued at 12 million euros by Transfermarkt. He has two years left on his contract at the Nou Camp.
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