Barcelona Want Martial As Part Of Deal
Manchester United are being linked with a move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.
The 21-year-old Dembele moved to the Nou Camp last summer in a controversial transfer from Borussia Dortmund. But he suffered a hamstring injury shortly after he arrived at Barcelona and that ruled him out of action until the early part of this calendar year.
He made just 23 appearances for the side last season of which nine were as a substitute.
Barcelona are open to the idea of sending Dembele out on loan for the coming season and the Daily Star believes Manchester United could bring him to Old Trafford.
However, Spanish website Don Balon believes a cash-plus-player deal could be on the cards. It claims Barcelona would allow Dembele to leave for United on a permanent basis. Wantaway striker Anthony Martial would have to be included in the deal along with either €25million (£22million) in cash or United midfielder Ander Herrera.
Ajax Want Blind
Ajax have confirmed their interested in re-signing Manchester United defender Daley Blind. The Netherlands international has struggled to make any kind of impact at Old Trafford since Jose Mourinho’s arrival at the club and is being tipped to leave before the transfer window closes.
Blind is in the final year of his contract at United and there has been no sign of talks regarding an extension.
The 28-year-old moved to Manchester United from Ajax in the summer of 2014 and the Eredivisie side’s coach Erik Ten Hag says they would be interested in bringing him back from Old Trafford.
“A player with a lot of experience in the Premier League and the Dutch national team,” Ten Hag said .
“He is a stable personality. Just like the arrival of Dusan Tadic, this also counts as a considerable effort of the club. We are doing everything, but it also depends on other parties.”
Blind has made 90 Premier League appearances for United in the four seasons since he arrived at Ajax. But he was used mainly as a squad player last season. He made just seven league appearances along with ten in cup competitions.