Barca have reiterated their stance on Dembele’s situation.
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and it seems that there is no chance for the Frenchman to continue his journey at Camp Nou.
It was, however, reported that the player’s representatives Moussa Sissoko and Marco Lichtsteiner have met with Xavi and informed the coach that Dembele would like to extend his stay at Barca.
Tensions have risen in recent days between the two sides, with Dembele claiming that the club is forcing him to accept the new offer, which includes a considerable pay cut.
The 24-year-old said on Instagram:
"As of today, I'm going to answer honestly without giving in to any form of blackmail.
"I forbid people from thinking that I'm not committed to this sporting project. I forbid people from attributing intentions to me that I've never had.
"I forbid people from speaking for me or my agent, who I have total confidence in. I'm still under contract, I'm fully committed and at the disposal of the club and my coach.
"I've always given everything for my team-mates and also for all the fans. That's not going to change now. I'm not a man who cheats and even less so one who's used to giving in to blackmail. Love can certainly be a variant of blackmail."
Although the future of the France international at Camp Nou remains to be seen, Barcelona have reiterated clearly once again that Dembele would either accept the new offer or seek a new destination.
Dembele’s contract with the Blaugrana expires this summer.
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