Barcelona have agreed personal terms with long-term target Ousmane Dembele.
Camp Nou chiefs tried to sign the French sensation before he joined Dortmund last season – encouraged by guarantees on playing time.
And Spanish paper Sport claims Barca have launched a huge £61.6million offer for Dembele, who cost just £10.5m 12 months ago.
Their bid would see the Bundesliga outfit receive £44m up front with the rest to be paid in add-ons.
The rapid winger – on Barcelona’s radar since playing for the French Under-15s – has reportedly agreed a five-year deal.
Sporting director Robert Fernandez sat down with Dembele’s agent Moussa Sissoko to try and thrash out a deal but it’s likely it will take more time before anything is finalised. Until then, fans of the Catalan giants will be hopeful of seeing one of Europe’s brightest talents don the famous colours of Barcelona next season.