Barca boss Xavi states Ousmane Dembele must sign a new agreement with the club or he will have to quit.

Dembele’s deal expires in the summer and Xavi says conversations over a renewal have been taking place for five months and ‘we cannot wait any longer.’

“Either the player renews or we look for an exit for the player – there is no other possibility,” he appended.

“We are in a complicated situation and we have been very clear with Ousmane.”

Dembele united Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 in a deal worth an initial £96.8 Million and possibly rising to £135.5 Million, though his time at the Camp Nou has been disturbed by injuries.

He has been connected with a host of clubs, counting Manchester United, Newcastle and now Liverpool.

“He wants to stay but it has not been agreed so we have to make a decision as a club and that is either to renew or find an exit,” stated Xavi.

“It’s a shame. He has played every possible minute since I have been coach.”

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