MEGA-RICH Newcastle have reportedly submitted a ‘monster’ offer for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.
The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been linked with both Newcastle and Manchester United.
And the Magpies seem to have made their move for Dembele, as journalist Rudy Galetti The report presents a mind-boggling contract proposal.
It must be some proposition though, as Marca claims Dembele’s agent is seeking. £485,000-a-week Barcelona to sign a new deal for his client.
And that’s with an additional £12.5million in agent fees and a £25m signing bonus on top.
The figure is ‘out of possibility’ for cash-strapped Barca, who were expecting Dembele to die on a new contract at a lower salary than what he currently earns.
But tense talks between the two sides were interrupted and Dembele was reported to have rejected Barca’s offer of a new deal.
The Frenchman’s representatives have always preferred him to leave Barcelona to charge a hefty commission fee.
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And now the mega-rich Newcastle is eager to swoon.
Dembele has as many Premier League offers as two clubs from the English top-flight.
One of them appears to be magpies, which Newcastle and Dembele’s crew have been in contact with.
Howe is eyeing a marquee signing following a £300m Saudi-backed takeover in October.
Dembele is free to sign an officially pre-contract agreement with a new club Tomorrow,
But Newcastle faced competition for the signing of the 2018 World Cup winner.
Barca boss Xavi is keen on a resolution in contract talks so that Dembele can stay at the club, while Manchester United are also rumored to be interested.
Dembele’s France teammate Anthony Martial is due to leave the club in January, with the Red Devils looking at Dembele as a possible replacement.
Tottenham have also been credited with interest in Dembele in recent weeks, as Antonio Conte looks to shake things up in north London.
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