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.”