I want to join Arsenal not Barcelona” – World Cup hero reveals

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Barcelona misfit Ousmane Dembele has reportedly told the club that he wants to leave in January amid strong interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. Dembele’s behavioral problems have become a major issue at Barcelona and the Catalan giants are preparing to cash in this winter after running out of patience with the 21-year-old forward. The France international, who was part of Didier Deschamps’ triumphant squad in the summer, regularly turns up late for training and Barca fear he has developed a gaming addiction. Arsenal were heavily linked with Dembele ahead of the 2018/19 and have once again asked about the attacker’s potential availability. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has also sanctioned an £85million bid for the Frenchman in the January transfer window.

According to Goal, Dembele has now informed Barca officials that he’s intent on leaving this winter and the La Liga outfit are open to selling the former Borussia Dortmund man to fund an audacious move for Neymar. Barca sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of €222m in August 2017 but are seriously exploring the possibility of a return for the Brazilian superstar.




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