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According to Cuatro, Liverpool have been approached by Moussa Sissoko, the agent of Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.

What’s the story?

Well, the 27-cap France international’s contract expires in June, and his future is far from certain.

As a result, Sissoko has approached Liverpool to ask about the potential bonuses and benefits of a free transfer to Anfield.

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Barcelona President Joan Laporta has spoken to Dembele and is confident that the £135.5m man will sign a new contract.

However, Cuatro believe there is uneasiness in the Camp Nou offices, as some believe Sissoko is negotiating behind their back.

As well as Liverpool, Dembele’s agent has also spoken to Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

The 24-year-old is yet to kick a ball this season due to injury.

Should Liverpool sign Ousmane Dembele?

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If a £135.5m player becomes available for nothing, you’d be foolish to turn him down – in our view.

Yes, Dembele has largely struggled in Spain, and has been haunted by injuries ever since he left Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

As Transfermarkt show, the former Rennes attacker has actually missed 96 games for Barcelona due to injury problems.

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Liverpool should also expect Dembele to demand a huge salary, as is the norm when free transfers occur.

Given FSG’s reluctance to smash the wage structure for Mohamed Salah’s new contract, they surely wouldn’t do so for a new signing.

Keep an eye on this saga. If Jürgen Klopp feels Liverpool’s physios can make Dembele a bit more resilient, there could be a bargain waiting for the Reds.

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