The terms of his new deal, though, aren’t likely to deter those interested parties. L’Equipe has revealed that his two-year extension contains a clause which allows Dembele to leave Barca for £43.7million next summer.
Should the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool move again for the 25-year-old, then Barca would pocket only half of that amount, while Dembele and his representatives would trouser the rest since the player received no signing-on fee upon renewing during the summer.
Dembele has started the season in good form, scoring twice and offering four assists in eight La Liga and Champions League appearances.
Liverpool might not have made a concrete move for Gomes but Talksport reckons Manchester United were ready to swoop. Apparently, the Red Devils were concocting a swap deal involving Andreas Pereira, who was on loan at Flamengo. But, instead, Pereira joined Fulham for around £10million.
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Allegri’s Juventus have made a poor start to the Serie A season, sitting eighth after two wins from their first seven matches. They lost at bottom-of-the-table Monza before the break, and they also suffered defeats in their opening two Champions League matches.
Conte is yet to commit to Spurs beyond the end of the current season while the Italian has been spotted in Turin during the international break, visiting his wife and daughter who still live in the city.