PSG eyeing a move for Barcelona attacker as part of plan to convince Mbappe to stay
Barcelona’s financial condition appears to be improving as the summer transfer window approaches. The Catalans are on the verge of returning to the 1:1 rule for departures and arrivals, as well as exceeding La Liga’s pay cap.
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However, there is still some disagreement about who the club will send out in the summer. After all, Xavi Hernandez just won La Liga with the current lineup, and every piece appears to be crucial.
Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, and Franck Kessie are among the players said to be leaving Spotify Camp Nou.
According to SPORT, another Barcelona player who has sparked interest in the market is Ousmane Dembele.
Paris Saint-Germain is particularly interested in the Barcelona star, seeing him as a viable replacement for the leaving Lionel Messi. This may, paradoxically, lead to a virtual player trade between Paris and Barcelona, but Xavi Hernandez is unlikely to agree.
The Spanish coach has long felt that Dembele is an indispensable element of his side. When fit, the Frenchman is the team’s automatic starter, and it is apparent that the Blaugrana rely heavily on him to break down defenses.
Meanwhile, PSG hopes to utilize Dembele as a resource to persuade Kylian Mbappe to stay. The teenager is one of four summer goals for the French team, which also includes Randal Kolo Muani, Bernardo Silva, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
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Dembele is under contract with Barcelona until the summer of 2024, with a €50 million buyout clause. The clause is modest for a player of his caliber, and the Catalans are hoping to strike an agreement on a contract extension until 2027 soon.