It is said by the report that such a deal would allow the Blaugrana to land forward Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyonnais, to whom they have been heavily linked.
🚨 ÚLTIMA HORA
🔵🔴 Dembélé esta cerca del United y es la llave para Depay
✈️ El francés se irá al Manchester por entre 50 y 60 millones de euros para que el holandés del Olympique recale en el Camp Nouhttps://t.co/bZXZmI80mq
— Diario AS (@diarioas) September 29, 2020
A report in the Daily Record earlier this month claimed that United and Barca were negotiating for a season-long loan deal for the former Borussia Dortmund player.
Dembele has not featured for Barcelona’s first-team since November – and did not play at all under former boss Quique Setien – due to long-term injuries while his fitness has blighted his time at the Camp Nou since his 2017 switch from Dortmund.
The France international – who has been plagued by injuries since moving to the Camp Nou in the summer of 2017 – pulled up in the 25th minute of the clash against his former club Dortmund in late November and has not featured since.
In three years he has suffered seven muscle injuries at the Camp Nou.
Dembele has made 74 Barcelona first-team appearances, scoring 19 goals and 17 assists, and has been identified by United as an alternative to Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund.