Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona for France winger Ousmane Dembélé, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

United want to sign Dembélé on a loan deal and have already contacted the player’s agent. Earlier on Wednesday, Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman said he still counts on the player.

Dembélé didn’t start at the weekend because there are other players in his position and Ansu Fati has shown that he is great for this team. Dembélé has to wait for his chance to play, but as long as he’s with us, I’m going to count on him.”