Transfer News: Liverpool Set To Sign Barcelona Star
Demble in action against Sevilla/Twitter

Liverpool has reportedly approached Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele over a summer transfer move, Concise News reports.

The Frenchman switch from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona in 2017 in a £93million deal but has struggled to manage just 18 goals in 65 appearances for the Catalan giants.

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According to L’Equipe, Liverpool has ‘initiated contact’ with Dembele as Klopp looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, with Daniel Sturridge set to leave the club.

The report claims that Bayern Munich has also opened discussions with the World Cup-winner following a failed move for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.

However, Dembele is determined to prove himself at Barcelona and the La Liga champions are not keen on selling the France international.

Dembele has not even been swayed by Antoine Griezmann’s imminent move to the Nou Camp which would appear to put his place under further threat.

Barca have made it clear that only an offer of £93m – what they paid for Dembele – would be considered this summer.

Klopp knows Dembele well from their time together at Dortmund and is hopeful he could convince the youngster to complete a move to Anfield.

Lille’s Nicolas Pepe has also been heavily linked with the Reds in recent weeks, with talks reportedly underway over a £70m agreement.