MX23RW : Saturday, August 18 10:06:37

Ousmane Dembele turned down Liverpool, Leicester City moves

Ousmane Dembele turned down Liverpool, Leicester
© SilverHub
Christian Pulisic and Ousmane Dembele reveal that they knocked back advances from Liverpool last summer, while the latter also turned down Leicester City.

Ousmane Dembele has revealed that he held talks with Liverpool and Leicester City last summer over a potential switch, but rejected both teams as he was settled on joining Borussia Dortmund.

In a further blow for the Reds, fellow Dortmund ace Christian Pulisic also knocked back the advances of former BVB boss Jurgen Klopp after committing to the club.

Dembele was tipped with making a move to Anfield from Rennes last summer, but the German side won the race to sign him and have since been rewarded with some impressive performances.

The 19-year-old, who has five goals and eight assists in 21 Bundesliga outings this term, told FourFourTwo: "I saw Klopp in Paris but I told him I had made up my mind to sign for Dortmund. I told [Claudio] Ranieri the same thing."

USA international Pulisic added: "I have respect for Klopp and I know him - he was very welcoming to me here - but I was never really thinking about going to Liverpool.

"Dortmund have given me everything. If I work very hard here I will play and I love this club."

Liverpool signed a number of outfield players last summer, including Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum for a combined fee of £53m.

Share this article now:
Georginio Wijnaldum in action for Liverpool on September 16, 2016
Read Next:
Wijnaldum: 'We were not good enough'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish League Cup
La Liga
DFB-Pokal
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Belgian Pro League
Russian Premier League
Brasileiro
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
International Friendlies
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
Ligue 2
Swedish Allsvenskan
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account