Arsenal have received a big boost in the chase for highly-rated Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele following the news that he has handed in a transfer request so as to force through a move when the January transfer window starts in the next few weeks.
According to the publication from popular media outlet Goal, the former Rennes player has asked Barcelona for a transfer.
It was further revealed that Barcelona can use his sale to fund a transfer for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Neymar.
The Brazilian star has been linked with a return to the Nou Camp just over a year after he left the Spanish La Liga giants to join the French capital club in a deal worth £200m.
Barcelona buoyed by the funds from the sale of Dembele could seal a sensational return for the golden boy of Brazilian football.
Several Premier League sides have been touted as possible transfer destinations for Dembele when the transfer window resumes.
English clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with the 21-year-old.
Ousmane Dembele has been a controversial figure at Barcelona since his multi-million pound move from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund during last summer’s transfer window.