Premier League giants Arsenal have reportedly been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele ahead of the upcoming transfer window in the New Year.
According to various media reports, the Spanish champions are ready to cut their losses on the player 18 months after he joined the Blaugrana from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
The France World Cup winner swapped Germany for Spain in the summer of 2017 after Barcelona agreed to pay an initial fee of €105m for his signature.
Since the transfer, the 21-year-old has struggled to impress at the Nou Camp on a consistent basis.
His first season (2017/18 campaign) with the Catalan outfit was disturbed by various injury problems.
Dembele started the new campaign well only for him to fall out of favour with manager Ernesto Valverde.
The former Stade Rennes winger has scored three league goals for Barcelona this season.
According to a specific report from Sport via football.london, Barcelona would be open to the idea of selling him when the transfer window reopens in January.
Arsenal was touted as a possible destination for him in the summer but nothing came out of the transfer rumours.
The North Londoners are expected to face a big fight from other Premier League heavyweights when Barcelona make him available for a transfer.