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Barcelona close in on highly-rated forward’s contract renewal

FC Barcelona is focused on locking down the players that manager Xavi Hernandez wants to take with him into the new era at the Camp Nou. He made it clear upon his arrival late last year that he wanted Ousmane Dembele to renew, and now it seems they are closer than ever to reaching an agreement.

Following a “clear the air” meeting with agent Moussa Sissoko in Morocco earlier this month, it has now been reported that another meeting has taken place, this time in Barcelona. According to Marca, Sissoko has made the trip to continue negotiations with the Blaugrana executives.

No deal has been agreed as of now, but things are certainly more positive than they have been since December. It was initially believed that it will be an easy renewal with the club and the player both wanting to continue their relationship. However, talks fell apart during the winter transfer window when Barcelona brought in Ferran Torres from Manchester City.