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Ferran Torres names drastic plan to keep Barcelona ace from clutches of Liverpool

Ferran Torres, Ousmane Dembele and Aubameyang

Ferran Torres has revealed his radical plan to keep Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele from the clutches of Liverpool or Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman is heading towards free agency, with a contract renewal at Barcelona yet to be announced. This had led to links with clubs all across Europe.

Chelsea and Manchester United have previously been in the mix, but they did not come forward with offers in January.

According to Spanish journalist Xavier Bosch, Dembele’s most likely next destination is either Liverpool or PSG.

The latter would be a ‘comfortable’ move for Dembele as it would take him back to within an hour of his hometown, Vernon.

The 24-year-old could help to partly replace Kylian Mbappe, who is in line for a Real Madrid transfer.

Liverpool ‘best option’ for Ousmane Dembele

However, Bosch believes Dembele’s ‘best option’ may in fact be Liverpool. This would see him link up with Jurgen Klopp, who has a habit of getting the best out of players.

Before Barcelona’s Europa League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, Torres was asked about his team-mate’s future.

He came up with a tongue-and-cheek response, while also sending his support to Dembele.

“I would kidnap him in Barcelona!,” Torres said (via Goal). “It’s a good club, one of the best in the world.

Ousmane Dembele Barcelona March 2022

“But there are things that are none of our business. It’s his decision. Whatever he decides, I wish him all the best.”

Torres has experience playing in the Premier League, having left Valencia for Manchester City in August 2020. He went on to net 16 goals in 43 games for the Citizens, helping them to win the Premier League title and Carabao Cup.

The Spanish forward was enjoying his time at the Etihad but had his head turned when Barca came calling last year.

They went on to agree a deal with City and Torres left for the Nou Camp on January 1. According to Sky Sports, the deal cost Barca an initial £46.7million.

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