Dembele’s agent – Moussa Sissoko – has vociferously denied claims his client is looking for a move.
“There is no doubt about his future at all,” Sissoko said.
“Ousmane continues to work, he is in a big club and Valverde loves him, and he is also in the national team and (Didier) Deschamps continues to trust him.”
ESPN pundit Craig Burley says neither party should rush into a deal.
“I don’t think there is a rush to sign him at the moment no,” Burley said.