Premier League trio on alert as Barcelona plan to offload French attacker
Premier League trio Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have reportedly been placed on high alert with Barcelona said to be considering the option to offload Ousmane Dembele.
The France international joined the Catalans from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, and he has since contributed nine goals and nine assists for the club across all competitions.
Despite the impressive record, Dembele has not been able to cement a regular starting role under Ernesto Valverde and his off-the-field conduct has been called into question of late.
According to RAC1, the attacker is said to be fighting for his future with the Catalans after Rafinha was preferred ahead of him for a starting role in the El Clasico where Lionel Messi was on the sidelines.
It is added that the Spanish champions may seek to cut their losses at the turn of the year with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool among the prime candidates interested in his signature.
Dembele has netted five times in 12 appearances for the Blaugrana this campaign. He has more than three years remaining on his existing deal with the club.