- Ousmane Dembele has reportedly rejected Barcelona’s new contract offer
- The 24-year-old turned the deal down to pursue a move to Paris Saint-Germain
- Dembele’s current contract with the Catalan giants is set to expire next month
- Winger has picked up two LaLiga titles since joining Barcelona back in 2017
Ousmane Dembele has rejected Barcelona’s new contract offer and decided to leave the Nou Camp to pursue a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports
Dembele’s current deal with the Catalan giants is set to expire in June and the 24-year-old is said to have told the Barcelona board that he will not be accepting their final proposal.
The forward, who joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, is set to leave the club after winning two LaLiga titles, two Spanish cups and the Spanish Super Cup.
According to AS, Dembele has officially told the Barcelona board that he will not be signing a new contract and will instead depart on a free transfer – five years after joining for an initial fee of £96million.
The France star has also packed up his belongings at his house in Spain and put the property on the market as he prepares for a potential move to Paris.
Kylian Mbappe, who is now said to have some say over PSG’s transfers, is reportedly keen for Dembele to join the Ligue 1 champions.
Reports claim that Mbappe would like to see his international team-mate line up in PSG’s front three alongside himself and Lionel Messi.
PSG is said to be Dembele’s preferred destination but the winger is not short of European suitors. He has also been linked to Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Dembele joined Barcelona in the summer of 2017 from Borussia Dortmund but failed to initially live up to expectations after being touted as Neymar’s replacement.
However, he went on to rediscover his form – despite a number of injury problems and issues off the field – and has made 143 appearances, scoring 32 goals.
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