Reports in Spain claim Gunners chief failed with move for Real Madrid and Barcelona target this summer
Barcelona and Real Madrid are currently believed to be involved in a battle for the French attacker.
Arsenal reportedly had a bid rejected by Dortmund for Ousmane Dembele this summer
Arsene Wenger attempted to sign the star from Borussia Dortmund
But Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Arsene Wenger also attempted to bring the star to the Premier League.
The 20-year-old has only been with the German giants for one season.
However, his scintillating form since his arrival from Rennes has caught the attention of Europe’s big guns.
And it appears that Arsenal were one of those interested in trying to recruit him.
Wenger is desperately trying to bolster his squad this summer after missing out on the Champions League last season.
He has already smashed the Gunners’ transfer record to sign Alexandre Lacazette and is also trying to secure Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.
Ousmane Dembele is wanted by a host of Europe’s big guns
The France international has only been at Dortmund for one season
However, his interest in Dembele now appears to be over as the two La Liga clubs scrap it out for his services.
Madrid are believed to be leading the chase and are in advanced talks to get lure him to the Bernabeu.
Meanwhile, Barcelona want him to replace Neymar.
Arsenal have smashed their transfer record to sign Alexandre Lacazette
Ousmane Dembele enjoyed a fine first campaign at Dortmund
Real Madrid are believed to be leading the chase for Dortmund’s Dembele
The Brazilian is set to join Paris Saint-Germain for £198m and is set to pen a five-year deal, earning £500k a week after tax.
The France international did nothing to dampen rumours about his departure after a furious training ground bust-up with one of his Dortmund team-mates.
He had to be restrained by a number of his colleagues after a fiery encounter with goalkeeper Roman Burki earlier this week.
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Borussia Dortmund star Ousmane Dembele had to be restrained by teammates after he got in a confrontation with goalkeeper Roman Burki
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