Report: Liverpool negotiating to sign Ousmane Dembele... on loan

Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Girona at Camp Nou on February 24, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Liverpool are reportedly speaking to Barcelona over signing Ousmane Dembele.

Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Girona at Camp Nou on February 24, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Liverpool are in contact with Barcelona over a deal for Ousmane Dembele, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Barcelona are keen to raid Atletico Madrid for star player Antoine Griezmann, but would have to balance the books.

Tuttomercatoweb report Barcelona are in contact with Liverpool over a deal for Dembele, but manager Jurgen Klopp wants a loan deal.

Barcelona's new player Ousmane Dembele plays with a ball as he poses at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, during his official presentation by the Catalan football club, on August 28, 2017....

Barcelona signed Dembele from Borussia Dortmund last season for a fee which could rise to £135.5 million, BBC Sport reported.

Selling Dembele early could get Barcelona off the hook for various bonus payments linked to appearances and trophies.

Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona celebrates with Lionel Messi as he scores their second goal as Thibaut Courtois and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea look dejected during the UEFA Champions League...

Dembele's first season with Dortmund was blighted by injury, but he managed to score four goals and provide six assists.

Signing Dembele on loan would be an incredible deal for Liverpool but Barcelona will push for a permanent deal.

While a loan would perhaps be preferable to Liverpool, the opportunity to sign Dembele may not come again and even at a high price, the Reds should strongly consider paying up for the talented France international.

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