Liverpool Blow: Man Utd Launch Bid To Sign Klopp Transfer Target

By on July 9, 2018

The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Barca star Ousmane Dembele…

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Manchester United have launched a bid to sign Liverpool target Ousmane Dembele with Barcelona ready to agree a mega player-plus-cash swap deal involving Anthony Martial, according to reports in Spain via TeamTalk.

Dembele developed in to one of the most exciting young attackers in Europe during his short spell at Borussia Dortmund which led to him joining Barca in a deal that could reach around £125m but his time at the Nou Camp has been a disappointment so far.

The 21-year-old was hampered by a serious hamstring for much of last season and he struggled to force his way back in to the starting eleven on a regular basis after returning to fitness at the turn of the year. Dembele started just 12 La Liga games under Ernesto Valverde and it’s led to speculation suggesting he could be on the move this summer.

Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the French international with TeamTalk carrying a report last month claiming that the Merseysiders were close to agreeing a deal to sign Dembele on an initial two-year loan deal.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for another attacker as he’s yet to replace Philippe Coutinho following his move to Barcelona in January and the Liverpool boss has seemingly lined-up Dembele after seeing a move for Nabil Fekir collapse.

However, it looks like Liverpool will now face stiff competition as TeamTalk are citing a report from Don Balon that claims Man Utd have now launched a bid to sign Dembele ahead of their north-west rivals.

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The Spanish publication says Barcelona are ready to cash-in on the Frenchman and would be willing to agree a stunning terms if United were prepared to offer £22m and include Martial in a player-plus-cash swap deal.

Martial’s future at Old Trafford is in serious doubt as he’s being tipped to leave United after falling out of favour last season so Mourinho could be tempted to use him as bait to land Dembele this summer.

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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop as nothing will be resolved until after the World Cup but before United fans get too excited at the thought of Dembele joining them, Don Balon are known to make outlandish transfer claims so I’d take this latest report with a pinch of salt.

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