Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Laporta tried a huge operation with Ousmane Dembélé!

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Posted November 9, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. by TM

While FC Barcelona is currently seeking to extend Ousmane Dembélé, a few months ago, Joan Laporta was thinking of parting ways with him.

Xavi let it be known, he makes the extension of Ousmane Dembélé a priority. The coach of FC Barcelona is therefore counting on the Frenchman and it has been several weeks now that Joan Laporta has been working on the file in order to offer Dembélé a new contract, him who sees his expire at the end of the season. Will the ex-Dortmund continue his Barca adventure? In any case, this could have ended during the last summer transfer window.

Dembélé could have landed at Manchester City

This summer, having to tighten their belts, FC Barcelona had to let go Lionel Messi and separated from Antoine Griezmann in particular . A list on which the name of Ousmane Dembélé could also have appeared. Indeed, Joan Laporta would have sought to separate from the French, taking advantage in particular of the interest of Pep Guardiola to try to send him to Manchester City . Catalunya Radio is revealing behind the scenes of this attempt. While the Citizens initially did not want to pay for Dembélé , it was then proposed an exchange with the French and Ronald Araujo against Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte . A complex operation that ultimately resulted in another proposal, that of swapping Dembélé for Sterling , but the Briton did not want to change the team.

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