PSG keen on Ousmane Dembele
According to Marca, Barcelona will look to tie him down to a long term deal, and they are set to open talks with the player regarding his future next week.
It remains to be seen whether PSG can convince the winger to snub the offer of a new deal at the Spanish club and move to Paris next summer.
They have already managed to hijack Georginio Wijnaldum’s transfer to Barcelona this summer.
Dembele’s time at Barcelona has been plagued with injuries, and a fresh start at PSG could be ideal for him. He could be the long term replacement for Angel Di Maria at the capital club.
Barcelona identify Raheem Sterling as a replacement
Meanwhile, Barcelona are preparing for all contingencies, and they have already identified a potential replacement for Dembele.
The England international has two years left on his contract at Etihad, and he has fallen down the pecking order this past season.
The 26-year-old is a top-class player on his day, and he could prove to be a quality long term replacement for Dembele.
However, Barcelona are aware that it could be an expensive transfer, and therefore they would have to involve certain players as makeweights to bring the price down.
It remains to be seen whether Sterling can hold down a regular starting berth at Manchester City next season. The player will have to consider his future at the Premier League club if he doesn’t get to play every week at this stage of his career.