Barcelona are hopeful of having Ousmane Dembele’s future resolved before the end of November, according to Sport.
The Catalan publication reports that the Frenchman is keen on staying at the Camp Nou, even though his current contract expires at the end of the season.
It is believed that Dembele’ agents have delayed a decision on signing the renewal, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus keen on taking the 24-year-old on a free transfer next summer.
Talks between Barca and Dembele have been long and arduous and, if an agreement is not reached, Sport claim that “sporting measures” could be undertaken, meaning that the player would be frozen out of the first team.
At this stage, relations between the Catalan club and the winger’s representatives are good but things could change very quickly if Dembele decides to postpone his decision to sign on the dotted line any longer.