Ronald Koeman opens door to Ousmane Dembele to Man Utd transfer on Deadline Day

Ronald Koeman has failed to rule out a Deadline Day move to Manchester United for Ousmane Dembele.

The Barcelona winger was again left on the bench during Sunday's clash with Sevilla in La Liga.

Dembele has been linked with United as an alternative option to Jadon Sancho, who they have been looking to land all summer.

But the price tag and timings were not met by United, meaning he will remain at Dortmund at least until January.

United have been keen to bring in a right-sided forward on top of another out-and-out striker.

Dembele looks the highest-quality available option – and Koeman admits that he might be free to move if United did swoop.

The Dutch boss was asked about Dembele's future following the game with Sevilla after deciding not to use him in the match.

He said: "What is certain in the world? I don't know.

"At the moment, he's a Barcelona player. There's still one day left for incomings and outgoings. We'll see.

"I opted for [Francisco] Trincao, Pedri and [Miralem] Pjanic [off the bench].

"We needed more control and that's why I made these changes."

Philippe Coutinho was on the scoresheet for Barcelona, but it only proved to cancel out Luuk De Jong's goal, ending Barca's 100 per cent start to the season.

Real Madrid lead the La Liga table after three games with an unblemished record, while Barca and Sevilla sit two point backs.

"It was a difficult game," Koeman said. "They pressed us well. Our problem was that our play with the ball wasn't how we would like.

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"They play good football, they press well and physically they're stronger than us. They're a top team.

"I think we played well, but we lost the ball a lot in the second half, so it's difficult to get into a rhythm in the game.

"I'm happy with the team's performance. The team was tired, but we fought until the end. But [we played against] a great opponent."

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