BARCELONA will reportedly offer Ousmane Dembele to Arsenal in a bid to stop Manchester United or Real Madrid landing Hector Bellerin.
Barcelona signed Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in the summer for £120million but talk of a move to Arsenal is already rife.
The France international has endured a problematic first season at the Nou Camp with injuries preventing him from kicking on.
Bellerin, meanwhile, may leave Arsenal with Manchester United and Real Madrid reportedly keen to snap him up.
Yet Spanish website Don Balon claim Barcelona will use Dembele in any bid to land the Spaniard.
Bellerin is a product of the Catalan giants’ famous La Masia academy.
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His time at Arsenal could be up with the player reportedly keen to jump ship following another problematic year at the Emirates.
Reports have claimed United have identified him as the ideal replacement for Antonio Valencia.
Jose Mourinho’s side are in touch with his representatives about a deal and have asked to be kept informed of any developments.
Real Madrid also want him with Dani Carvajal toiling so far this season.
Yet Don Balon say Barcelona are so desperate to sign Bellerin they are willing to let Dembele go.
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However, Arsene Wenger is supposedly determined to keep Bellerin at all costs.
So desperate, in fact, it may lead to Arsenal snubbing Barcelona’s Dembele offer.
The forward could find life in Catalonia even more difficult after the summer transfer window.
Barcelona are again expected to strengthen their attack with Mohamed Salah and Antoine Griezmann on their radar.