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Dembele tells Barcelona he wants to stay - report

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The Frenchman’s contract expires in 2022

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Ousmane Dembele has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to stay at the club and renew his current contract.

The Frenchman’s current deal expires in 2022 and he has informed the Catalan giants he’s happy at the Camp Nou and is now willing to extend his stay, according to Sport.

Dembele is also said to be in “no hurry” to sign a new deal which is just as well seeing as Barca still don’t have a president and are in a perilous financial position.

The report reckons that Barca may actually struggle to offer Dembele a higher salary in his contract extension or offer as much as other clubs.

Previous reports have suggested Dembele could be sold in the summer if he doesn’t renew because the club want to avoid him going into the last year of his contract and potentially leaving as a free agent.

Manchester United have again been linked with Dembele this week. The Red Devils were keen on the forward last summer and may reportedly try again if they fail to sign top target Jadon Sancho.