Barcelona had been toying with the idea of selling Ousmane Dembele after links with a stunning deal to secure the return of Brazil international Neymar.

Neymar joined PSG from Barca in 2016 after four impressive seasons in Spain.

The forward forced a move to France with the hope of guiding PSG to a Champions League title but has failed to do so in his two seasons at the Parc des Princes.

Rumours of a spectacular return to the Nou Camp have now been quashed, which in turn has seems to have ruled out any chance of Dembele moving to Anfield.

Spanish outlet Cadena SER have claimed that sources close to the club are aware that Dembele will be a Barcelona player next season and he has been informed of that decision.

The 22-year-old was linked with Klopp’s side after their recent Champions League final victory.

The youngster would be a fine addition to a front line that already includes Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Team Talk have claimed that Barcelona could have a change of heart over if the right money is offered.

Their report claims that if Barca can get the initial fee of £90million that they paid Borussia Dortmund for his signing in 2017, then they could be convinced to sell.