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Barcelona have ‘no plans’ to strengthen in January, says Bartomeu

But Ousmane Dembele should be back by then

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu Arrives At Madrid High Court Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club have “no plans” currently to strengthen when the transfer window reopens in January.

The club brought in Ousmane Dembele, Paulinho, Nelson Semedo and Gerard Deulofeu this summer.

They were also linked with a vast array of plaers and were keen to sign Philippe Coutinho but were unable to prise him from Liverpool.

However, it looks as though there may be no new additions to the squad now until next summer, according to the president.

"There are no plans for the winter market," he said. "[Dembele] will be back and he will show us all what we have already seen.

"I have spoken with him, he's affected, but that's normal. He told me he knows everything will be okay, though, and that he's in good hands. By Wednesday or Thursday, he will be back in Barcelona.

"He could return in January, I hope so because that would represent a nice present for all Barcelona fans on Three Kings Day [January 6]."

Source | TVE (via FourFourTwo)

Hopefully Dembele will be back fit and firing in January and his return will be warmly welcomed.

The January window is a tricky one with the best players usually unavailable and prices at a premium and it looks like it might be a quiet one for Barca.

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