Ousmane Dembélé in action. (Source: Getty Images)

Ousmane Dembélé, who has been rumored to leave for the past week, has been declared not for sale by Barça’s sporting director, Ramón Planes, in the presentation of Sergiño Dest.

Dembélé has been getting linked with a move to Manchester United for the past few days, with the most recent report from L’Équipe suggesting that Barcelona would accept 50 million euros for the Frenchman, a fee Manchester United would be prepared to match. Even Ronald Koeman, when asked, pointed out that it is up to the player and the club to decide his fate, also pointing out that he would count on the young winger if he stays.

However, Ramón Planes quashed all talks of an exit today in the first press conference of Sergiño Dest as a new Barça player. To that end, Ramon Planes said: “There is no negotiation with Manchester United. He is a player we count on, and as Ronald said, we hope we can enjoy his football and I am convinced that he will have a great year with us.”