MEGA-RICH Newcastle have reportedly submitted a ‘monster’ offer for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.
It would have to be some offer though, as Marca claim Dembele’s agent is demanding £485,000-A-WEEK for his client to sign a new deal at Barcelona.
And that’s with an extra £12.5million in agent fees and a £25m signing bonus on top.
That figure is ‘out of the possibility’ for cash-strapped Barca, who had been hoping to die Dembele down to a new contract on a lower wage than he currently earns.
But tense talks between the two parties hit a stumbling block and it’s reported that Dembele rejected Barca’s offer of a new deal.
The Frenchman’s representatives have always preferred him to leave Barcelona in order to cash in on a hefty commission fee.
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And now mega-rich Newcastle are eager to swoop in.
Dembele has offers from the Premier League in the form of two clubs from the English top-flight.
One of those appears to be the Magpies, with contact made between Newcastle and Dembele’s entourage.
Howe is eyeing a marquee signing following the £300m Saudi-backed takeover in October.
Dembele is free to officially sign a pre-contract agreement with a new club from TOMORROW.
But Newcastle face competition for the signing of the 2018 World Cup winner.
Barca boss Xavi is keen for a resolution to be found in contract talks so Dembele can stay at the club, while Manchester United are also rumoured to be interested.
Dembele’s France team-mate Anthony Martial seems destined to leave the club in January, with the Red Devils looking at Dembele as a potential replacement.
Tottenham too have been credited with an interest in Dembele in recent weeks, as Antonio Conte looks to shake things up in North London.
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