The Spanish giants have finally agreed a deal to sign Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund following talks in Monaco, according to Sky sources.
By SportBrief Reporter
Barcelona are understood to have agreed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele as per Sky sources.
The deal has apparently been on the cards for a while now with BVB playing hardball over one of their most prized assets and demanding as much as £150m for the 20-year old.
The player himself, frustrated by the clubs stance after making it clear that he wanted the move, has been on strike in a bid to pressure Dortmund into giving in.
However, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu is understood to have now concluded talks on a five-year contract for the forward on the Mediterranean coast on Thursday.
Although Barcelona are unlikely to confirm the deal until it is signed it is now believed there is an agreement between the two clubs in principle which could be worth as much as £110m.
Dembele has been a primary target for the Catalan side this summer, along with Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, as Barcelona look to bring in reinforcements following Neymar’s £198m move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said last week Dortmund would not wait until the last few days of the transfer window for a deal to be agreed, insisting the 20-year-old would be staying at the club if their asking price was not met.
Dembele joined Dortmund from French Ligue 1 club Rennes last summer. He scored six goals and contributed 13 assists in 32 Bundesliga matches during his first season at the Westfalenstadion.