MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly ended their long drawn-out pursuit of Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.
Spanish publication Sport claim that the Red Devils were prepared to pay £43million prior to the Frenchman’s injury setback at Euro 2020.
Manchester United have ended their ended their interest in Ousmane DembeleCredit: Splash
The 24-year-old was forced to leave France’s squad prior to their exit to Switzerland after he suffered a knee problem against Hungary.
Les Bleus had only brought on the winger as a substitute earlier in the second-half before he was struck down with his latest injury.
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SunSport previously reported that Dembele is set to go under the knife to repair the damaged bicep femoris muscle in his right leg.
And the former Borussia Dortmund ace could be kept out for as much as four months which would see him return to action in October.
As a result, United will now have to reconsider their options having been linked with a move for Dembele for the last few transfer windows.
The Old Trafford were close to signing the France international last summer only for a deal to collapse at the last stage.
But any revived more for Dembele was made less of a priority after agreeing a £73million deal for Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils have finally concluded successful negotiations with Dortmund, after over a year of haggling with the German side.
Spain defender Pau Torres, currently starring at Euro 2020, impressed the club first hand during their Europa League final defeat.
United may have to pay his £56m release clause, however, should they fail to agree on a lower price with Villarreal.
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