Ousmane Dembele has reportedly reached a pre-contract agreement to join PSG from Barcelona on a Bosman move in the summer.

According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Ousmane Dembele is edging closer to joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window. The Barcelona contract rebel has reached a pre-contract agreement with the Ligue 1 giants over a possible Bosman move.

Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in August 2017 following the shock departure of Neymar. Widely heralded as a possible long-term successor for the Brazilian, the French international has struggled to get going completely at Camp Nou due to a spate of injuries.

To date, the 24-year-old has made 127 appearances for Barcelona, chipping in with 31 goals and 23 assists in the process. However, the Catalan giants are in a spot of concern over Dembele’s long-term future, as he has entered the final six months of his contract. As a result, he can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs. Such a situation has captured the attention of PSG.

The interest from Paris Saint-Germain is understandable, considering Kylian Mbappe faces an uncertain future at the club. The French international could join Real Madrid on a free transfer in the summer and is in a similar situation as Dembele at Barcelona.

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Interestingly, after being viewed as a possible successor for Neymar, the Barcelona contract rebel, whose contract situation at the club has become increasingly complicated in recent weeks, could join the Brazilian attacker in PSG himself. That is because he has gone from being on the verge of signing a bumper new deal to rejecting Barcelona’s latest proposal.

Such a development has kicked PSG into action, with talks over a free transfer opening recently. And now, PSG and Dembele have reached a pre-contract agreement to clinch a Bosman move in the summer transfer window, meaning the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner’s fate at Barcelona has been sealed.

The latest development comes as a bitter blow for several other suitors like Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United, with Dembele edging closer to a move to Paris. It remains to be seen if the situation changes anytime soon. The 24-year-old is headed back to his homeland to join PSG as things stand.

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