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Madrid attempt to capsize Barça's pursuit of Dembélé

Mundo Deportivo states that Real Madrid will join the fight for the Dortmund winger, while Sport says Juventus are willing to pay €40m for Sergi Roberto.

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Mundo Deportivo states that Real Madrid will join the fight for the Dortmund winger, while Sport says Juventus are willing to pay €40m for Sergi Roberto.
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Transfer speculation is heating up in the Catalan press this Thursday, as Barcelona continue their search to replace Neymar.

Madrid and Barcelona to enter Dembélé scrap

Mundo Deportivo states that Barça will pursue Ousmane Dembélé. The same newspaper also reports that Real Madrid are cooling their interest in Kylian Mbappé, and will turn their attention towards the Borussia Dortmund winger. That would precipitate another transfer-market battle between the two clubs, after Madrid emerged on top in the fights to sign Theo Hernández, Vinicius Junior, and Dani Ceballos.

Mundo Deportivo adds that Barcelona are preparing an offer for Dembélé, and are confident of signing him. Yet Real Madrid’s interest could inflate the price.

Juventus join Premier League clubs in Roberto race

Sergi Roberto is also a topic of discussion. According to Sport, Juventus have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the queue of clubs willing to pay the 25-year-old’s release clause of €40m.

Roberto is expected to play as a central midfielder this season, but he is seeking assurances over his role in the Barcelona team. While last season he was a regular starter at right back, he may not be given as many opportunities this campaign.