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Jurgen Klopp has previously admitted a desire to sign Ousmane Dembele

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Jurgen Klopp has previously admitted a desire to sign Ousmane Dembele

The French winger is clearly a player that the Liverpool boss appreciates.

Reports in Spain are suggesting that Barcelona could be willing to sell Ousmane Dembele this summer. It is being reported by Diario AS that the Blaugrana are ready to try and reclaim some of the reported £135.5 million (BBC) they spent on the player back in 2017 when he arrived in a mega-money move from Borussia Dortmund. 

The report suggests a potential £80 million asking price for the player who is, seemingly on the transfer market. 

Liverpool are namechecked as one of the teams in the Premier League who might be keen on Dembele. The Frenchman would reportedly prefer a move to England and Liverpool would be a potentially interesting destination. 

BARCELONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 27: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund at Camp Nou on November 27, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Indeed, Klopp would seemingly be interested. That would appear to be the case, based on Klopp’s previous comments about the player. 

In May of 2018, after Dembele’s first disappointing season at the Nou Camp, it was already being suggested that he could be on his way out of the club. 

 

As reported by the Daily Mail, Klopp responded positively when it was suggested to him that Dembele might be available. 


“Is he on the market? Now I’m interested.”


Would Liverpool still be keen on Dembele now? It seems unlikely. Liverpool are well stocked in attack and all the signs are pointing to RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner being the main option for Liverpool’s transfer activity. 

But as Klopp admitted before, he could be interested should Dembele find his way onto the transfer market. Now he reportedly is, so it would be no surprise if Liverpool do make a move. 

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