Manchester City have emerged as favourites to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.
Dembele's future at Camp Nou has been under question so far this season, having been in and out of the team under manager Ernesto Valverde.
The 21-year-old missed a large chunk of his debut campaign through injury before struggling for form this term, while the club's hierarchy are also understood to have been unimpressed with his lack of professionalism.
Bookmakers have now made Man City favourites to offer Dembele an escape route from the Spanish champions, although any deal is unlikely to happen during the current transfer window.
Dembele is expected to remain with Barcelona this month, but should City not retain their title this season then they could revive their interest in the France international at the end of the campaign.