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Newcastle United wants Ousmane Dembele and Barcelona are also trying to keep him… What going to happen?

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Newcastle United approached Ousmane Dembele and his advisors weeks ago to make an offer to the Frenchman over an impending transfer, according to Fabrizio Romano. Barcelona is believed to be confident in retaining Dembele and optimistic about concluding a contract extension in the coming days.

Barça are hopeful of reaching a definitive agreement in the coming days, and Xavi is advocating for Ousmane’s retention.

During his time with Borussia Dortmund in Germany, Ousmane Dembele established himself as one of the best young talents in European football.

The Frenchman’s excellent performances drew the interest of numerous prominent European teams, with Barcelona securing the transfer by paying a rumored €105 million fee plus a further €40 million in add-ons.

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Ousmane Dembélé in action for Barcelona

The 24-year-old has yet to make an impact for the Catalan club due to a slew of injury problems and disciplinary problems.

In 125 games with the Blaugrana, the French winger has 30 goals and 22 assists in all competitions.

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Dembele has won two La Liga crowns, two Copa del Rey Cups, and one Supercopa de Espana during his stint with the club.

Dembele’s time at Barcelona may be drawing to a close, according to Fabrizio Romano, as Newcastle United have approached the French international about a possible summer move to England. Dembele is said to be interested in a move but is not opposed to remaining at the Spanish giants.

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez is said to be a major fan of the Frenchman and is keen to keep him at the Camp Nou.

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Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona have already begun the process of extending Dembele’s contract, and there is hope among the Catalan club’s leadership that a deal will be reached in the coming days.

Within the player’s entourage and among club officials, there is growing optimism that an agreement will be signed that will safeguard his future with the La Liga side.

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