Today, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano denied reports coming from Tuttosport regarding Ousmane Dembélé’s departure from FC Barcelona. Multiple reports claimed that the French winger was included in a swap deal with Juventus, bringing Douglas Costa to the Camp Nou — which is absolutely not the case.
Ronald Koeman is absolutely counting on Dembélé and wants to get the best out of the player this season. The manager considers the Frenchman a crucial piece of his squad and wants to turn him into a regular starter. To do so, Koeman is already working with Dembélé’s fitness coaches in order to keep the player fit throughout the season. Besides that, Dembélé himself has never thought about leaving Barcelona either.
According to Fabrizio, Dembélé is not an option for Juventus or Manchester United (who he has been linked with as well). Besides that, Juventus’ winger Costa is also not part of any swap deal.
Dembélé has not had the best Barça career so far, but during his times of full fitness, he has shown what he is capable of. Whatever rumor might come out, it is clear that Dembélé intends to stay at Barcelona — not only per his own request but also because Koeman demands so.
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