Date: 31st July 2018 at 5:00am
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have been handed a boost in the market in the chase for ’s , following a sequence of events in the past week.

The France winner is said to be furious following the signing of from , believing it shows a lack of faith in the former man, and is seeking assurances ahead of the new season.

Spanish outletĀ SportĀ states Dembele’s agent has flown to Catalonia to hold crunch talks with the club’s hierarchy to discuss his role for the forthcoming season, as he is desperate not to find himself second-fiddle in the pecking order.

Barcelona remain firm in their stance that the 21-year-old will not be offloaded but the situation could change if Dembele makes it clear he wants an exit – and he would be the dream signing for head of recruitment , who played a key role in his previous transfer to .