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Rumor mill goes crazy for Ousmane Dembele on deadline day

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The Frenchman is/isn’t/maybe leaving Barcelona

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It’s transfer deadline day and the rumor mill is getting into a bit of a frenzy regarding Ousmane Dembele’s future and whether he will stay at Barcelona.

The 23-year-old didn’t feature in last night win’s draw with Sevilla which has predictably ramped up the rumors a notch, as has Manchester United’s thrashing by Spurs.

Yet rumors of a move to Old Trafford were initially played down by Mohamed Bouhafsi at RMC Sport.

Things have changed slightly since there, with reporters at ESPN noting Dembele didn’t train today amid speculation about a move to Manchester United.

Manchester United have failed to land Jadon Sancho and seem to be frantically trying to bring in players before the window shuts.

They are expected to complete the signings of Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles today and are also being linked with Dembele and Ismaila Sarr.

The Red Devils are said to want Dembele on loan and are willing to pay his salary, but the thing is Barcelona would prefer to sell.

It’s not clear yet really what’s going to happen, but what we do know is that the teams have until 23:00 BST/18:00 ET today to complete the deal before the window closes again.