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Arsenal Target Ousmane Dembele Can't Hide Barcelona Admiration

Arsenal Target Ousmane Dembele Can't Hide Barcelona Admiration

Speedy and creative, he's seen as one of the top young attackers in the world and could be an idea replacement for Neymar on the wing.

Having stated in the wake of Liverpool's victory in the Premier League Asia Trophy that Coutinho is "comfortable" at Anfield and "loves the club", Klopp more recently reiterated his stance that the 25-year-old is not for sale.

But who makes the final cut?

Arsene Wenger has to be praised for the ambition he has shown this summer.

Arsenal and Barcelona have both been linked with one of Bosz' players: Ousmane Dembele.

Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday afternoon as they look to win the first trophy on offer this season.

His scintillating form since his arrival from Rennes has caught the attention of Europe's big guns.

At the moment, he wouldn't command a fee bigger than Neymar.

Los Blancos want Dembele to replace the frequently injured Gareth Bale in the starting XI while Blaugrana are keen on signing him as Neymar's replacement.

IF Romelu Lukaku is worth £75m, what must Kane be worth? However the French manager might be over-ambitious in his pursuit of Dembele. "When we said that, the media wrote that he'll leave in January".

"He was proud of everything he did with Barca and left through the front door".

His Juventus team-mate Gonzalo Higuain agrees, telling Premium Sport: "Dybala and Messi are a lot like each other".

Dembele was involved in a training ground bust up with Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki earlier this week and has spoken of his desire to one day play for Barca.

Talk of a £126m bid is reportedly nowhere near enough to get Juventus interested in selling the forward.