According to reports in French publication L’Equipe, Barcelona have opened talks over a £90m move for Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele, but Manchester United fans want their club to hijack the move for the highly-rated Frenchman.
L’Equipe says that the La Liga giants are looking to quickly secure a replacement for Neymar, who left to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal last week.
The report adds that they have identified Dembele as a replacement after the winger made a huge impression in his first season with Dortmund.
The France international scored 10 goals and provided a further 21 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions following a move from Rennes last summer.
Man United supporters have been having their say on Dembele via social media, and they have urged Jose Mourinho to move for the exciting attacker, with some even claiming that he is good enough to win the Ballon d’Or in the future.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Bale is obviously a very good player but he's 28, having issues with injuries & his heart is in Madrid. Pursue Dembele please 🙏🏻 #MUFC
— Tommy || #83 (@TommyNoFxcks) August 6, 2017
— khaled hussain (@Idiosyncritic0) August 6, 2017
i do not want injury prone bale he is going to be a downgrade on our currant squad and we should be going after sanchez or dembele 😡
— nathantrent fan🇦🇹 (@LouiseODonoghu2) August 6, 2017
If we weren't in the Champions League. We could signed Dembele. The glazers will spend without CL. #MUFC
— James (@JamesMUFC96) August 5, 2017
— khaled hussain (@Idiosyncritic0) August 5, 2017
#mufc should go all in and get dembele from Dortmund. Would be great on the wing.
— Jason McCord (@jmccord4132) August 5, 2017
I would love ousmane dembele to join Manchester United. Future Balon D'or contender. #MUFC
— Red Devil Review (@reddevil_review) August 5, 2017