- Arsenal and United are eager to sign Barcelona youngster Ousmane Dembele reports claim
- The Spanish champions are ready to cash in on French youngster Ousmane Dembele
- United want to offload Martial ahead of the deal but Arsenal prefer a loan deal
Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester United are keen to sign Barcelona youngster Ousmane Dembele, reports suggest.
According to a UK Sun report, the Spanish champions are ready to cash in on the World Cup winner, if they get a bid around £89million.
The Nou Camp dwellers are willing to slash their losses on the 21-year-old Frenchman after struggling with form during his debut campaign at the Spanish topflight.
At the last count, various forms of injury setbacks limited Dembele to 12 La Liga starts, and could only account for three goals last term.
In addition, the signing of Malcom has further pushed Dembele further down the pecking order at the Nou Camp.
According to additional report from Spain’s Mundo Deportivo the Premier League duo are willing to swoop for the duo before Thursday's deadline.
The report also suggests Arsenal manager Unai Emery is a big supporter of the youngster and is considering adding the Frenchman to his attacking option.
However, the former PSG boss is not ready to cough out the massive sum upfront, but is set to splash £8.9m on a season-long loan with an option to a permanent deal next summer.
The Gunners would then buy Dembele for £80m in 12 months times.
At the moment, the Frenchman look to be close pals with a few Gunners' squad members after posing for the camera in company of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in London.
The Red Devils are reportedly interested too if they offload compatriot Anthony Martial before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Arsenal have reportedly ended their chase for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele this summer.
The Russia 2018 World Cup winning winger was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium all summer long following the player's unsatisfactory bench warming role at the club.
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