Dembele: ‘I’m staying at Barca’

Ousmane Dembele insists he is staying at Barcelona and has ruled out a move to Arsenal as the English transfer window gets set to close.

The France international, 21, only joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund last summer for a reported €105m, plus another €40m in add-ons, but has been the subject of rumours he could depart the Camp Nou this summer.

However, speaking to fans during an online question and answer session on video game platform Twitch, Dembele dismissed the notion he would be leaving for the Premier League.

“Yes, I’m ready to stay and am ready to play in the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla,” he told supporters.

“I’d love to play with Paul Pogba at Barcelona, like I do with the French team, whilst of the new signings Malcom looks very hot. He was also good at Bordeaux and besides that he speaks French.

“But the biggest difference between Germany and Spain is the heat and the training,” he added.

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