Man Utd transfer chase of Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele hots up as Ronald Koeman admits 'his future depends on him'

BARCELONA boss Ronald Koeman will not get in the way of Ousmane Dembele's loan move to Manchester United.

The French winger has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford on a loan deal, as an alternative to top target Jadon Sancho.

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Negotiations are said to be progressing well, with L'Equipe stating the World Cup winner, 23, is 'enthusiastic' about joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

While it is claimed Paul Pogba has been trying to convince his compatriot to join him in the Premier League.

And Barca boss Koeman has now admitted that Dembele could be on his way out of the Nou Camp – three years after he joined from Borussia Dortmund for a mind-blowing £135.5million.

The Dutch boss told reporters in Spain: "He [Dembele] is a Barca player.

"His future depends on what he thinks.

"I haven't spoken to him about his future. We'll see.

"I want to have happy people here, if they [players] aren’t happy because they don't play, they can speak to me.

"Dembele hasn’t told me anything. If nothing happens, I’m counting on him and he will have options [to play]."

As well as a move for Dembele, United have also been linked with bringing Edinson Cavani to the Theatre of Dreams.

The Uruguay striker is available on a free transfer having run his contract down at Paris Saint-Germain.

It has been claimed that the 33-year-old has held talks with United, who wants a two-year contract and a weekly wage of £210,000.

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