Where Man Utd and Barcelona stand on Ousmane Dembele transfer as talks intensify

Manchester United might not be prepared to give up on Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele just yet.

United would like to take him on a season-long loan, but Barca are insisting on a permanent fee being written into the deal for the English club to make the move permanent next summer.

United are reluctant to commit to this, but appear to be pulling out all the stops to still land the Frenchman on a temporary deal.

It is understood United are considering paying Barca a loan fee for Dembele as well as covering his annual wages.

Barca still want a permanent deal, though and talks are ongoing. Dembele, meanwhile, missed training this morning.

Ronald Koeman refused to rule out a deal for the France international and when asked once again about his future, Koeman 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."

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offered his own update on the club's transfer business after their 6-1 loss to Tottenham on Sunday.

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When asked about potential incomings, the Norwegian hinted that an addition was likely, saying: "Tonight is about addressing this and we know what we want to do and you'll probably know more tomorrow night when the window closes.

"We need to look at what we've got here and make more of that.

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"The world is a different world at the moment. Everyone wants to have the squad they want as early as possible, we are still in a position where we can add to this.

"I’ve got a squad that I need to get more out of but we can still maybe, by tomorrow night, have an addition."

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