Barcelona ready to part company with Ousmane Dembele in January over attitude issues with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all waiting to pounce
- Ousmane Dembele could be set for the exit door at Barcelona come this January
- The club are concerned about his attitude after he turned up late for Inter clash
- Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are all thought to be monitoring the situation
Barcelona are prepared to listen to offers for French forward Ousmane Dembele in January.
The news has put a trio of Premier League clubs on alert, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all thought to be interested in taking the 21-year-old off their hands.
It is thought that club chiefs have already grown concerned over Dembele’s attitude, less than 18 months after his £96million move from Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona could be prepared to let Ousmane Dembele leave the Nou Camp this January
According to the Catalan radio station RAC1, the powers that be at Barcelona are sounding out possible suitors after the forward arrived late for their Champions League clash with Inter.
Dembele arrived at the Nou Camp 25 minutes after the 7pm start time and was left on the bench for the entire match. He was not even sent to warm up once by coach Ernesto Valverde.
Valverde tried to play down the incident afterwards, claiming that it had been a purely tactical decision, but reports suggests the problems with Dembele are deeper.
The club are already concerned over his attitude after he turned up late for Inter clash
The World Cup winner did return to action on Sunday in El Clasico, coming off the bench to set up the fifth goal for Arturo Vidal in Barcelona’s stunning 5-1 win which signalled the end of Julen Lopetegui’s time at Real Madrid.
If he is to be sold, Barcelona would be looking to recoup the £96m they forked out for him — a record fee for all three Premier League clubs chasing him.
Meanwhile, Valverde’s side return to action on the pitch on Wednesday night when they visit Cultural Leonesa in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie.
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