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Ousmane Dembele to be used in Barcelona’s Lautaro Martinez deal?

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Another day, another Barca player linked with Inter

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Ousmane Dembele has become the latest player to be linked with being included in a possible deal to bring Lautaro Martinez to the Camp Nou.

Mundo Deportivo bring news that Inter are pretty resigned to losing the striker but are thinking about several Barca players that could head the other way to make up for his loss.

We’ve already heard Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Ivan Rakitic linked but we can now add Dembele’s name to that list for a number of reasons.

The Frenchman is likely to struggle for game time next season if Martinez (and possibly Neymar) arrive to join Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati and Martin Braithwaite in attack.

Yet if Barcelona were to include him in the Lautaro deal it would allow them to recover some of the investment they made in Dembele and also offer the 22-year-old a fresh challenge at a new club.