ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The management of FC Barcelona is reportedly eyeing Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Adama Traore.
Sources said the move to get Traore however will depend on the decision of France forward Ousmane Dembele to sign a new contract with the team or leave.
Earlier, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez wants Dembele to decide now if he will resign with the team or not so that they can plan their options earlier.
At the moment, Dembele still has a six-month contract with the team.
“The situation with Ousmane is difficult,” Xavi said in a news conference on Wednesday.
“The club have decided that if he doesn’t renew, we will have to look for a solution,” Xavi added.
Dembele and his representatives are still weighing their options at the moment.
Earlier, it was reported that Barcelona is also open to hearing trade offers for theUnited States Men’s Soccer Team (USMNT) defender Sergino Dest this January to help fund other signings.
Given the struggles the club has encountered finding new clubs for the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti, and Neto in recent transfer windows, sources said that Barca is now open to offers for players they previously wanted to keep.
Dest, 21, is someone who fits that category, with sources saying Bayern Munich is one of the clubs interested in the USMNT international.
Barca signed Dest from Ajax for €20 million in 2020, beating Bayern to his signature. The German club has remained in contact with the player since, though, and sounded out a loan move earlier this year with an option to make the deal permanent next summer for around €25m.