Manchester United reportedly continue to monitor Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele as he enters the final year of his deal.
According to reports, Blaugrana are keen to extend his stay at Camp Nou but are wary of the Red Devils’ longstanding interest.
Ousmane has recovered from injury woes and uncertain form to play an important role in a string of stunning results that have moved Ronald Koeman’s team to within four points of table-topping Atletico Madrid.
The 23-year-old winger has two goals in his last four matches in La Liga, which contributed to wins against Sevilla and Real Sociedad.
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Comfortable playing on either wing, or through the middle, Ousmane recently earned a recall to the France roster for the first time since 2018.
After coming off the bench versus Ukraine, he then started away to Kazakhstan, netting the opening goal in a 2-0 win to kickstart France’s World Cup qualifying campaign.
The pressure and scrutiny of life at Barcelona have been a lot for Dembele to deal with at a young age, and the ace’s progress was also hindered by a couple of hamstring problems, which limited him to just nine games last term.
But the Catalans are encouraged by the player’s recent showings and want to extend his current deal, which runs out next summer.
The English giants have previously attempted to take the former Borussia Dortmund star on loan and remain in contact with his agent as the club weigh up the possibility of a permanent move when the transfer market reopens.