Manchester United failed to sign Jadon Sancho last summer and targeted Dembele as an alternative, however, the player ended up staying with the Nou Camp.
If the latest reports in the media are anything to go by then Man Utd have returned to launch an attack to finally sign the French international from Barcelona in the next transfer window.
According to a report covered by Sport (press view provided below), United have maintained contact with the Les Bleus playmaker and his family and due to improved performances, they have amplified the interest in securing his signature.
The well known Spanish media outlet have claimed that the 23-year-old will be out of contract in the summer of 2022 and Barca want to agree a new contract with him.
It is stated that Man Utd have made it clear that they are ready to bid to sign him in the next transfer window and if the Spaniards block his transfer then they are prepared to wait for the player to run down his contract, so that he can move to Old Trafford on a bosman next year.
Sport claim that Ronald Koeman is satisfied with the performances of the World Cup winning star and Laporta hopes to move forward to agree a new deal with him. However, the major obstacle is that the attacker has the upper hand and his wage demands are very high.
If the 5-time European Champions fail to agree a new deal with the former Dortmund man then they may be forced to sell him in the summer transfer window to stop him from leaving for free in 2022.
It must be remembered that the ex Rennes player is already earning a huge salary of £215,000-a-week at the Nou Camp (The Sun).
Dembele was a superstar in Germany but in Spain, he has mainly been injury prone. Even last season, the French star was mostly on the treatment table. However, he has been fit this term and so far, he has netted 9 goals and provided 4 assists under Koeman.
Yesterday, the winger made his first start for France since October 2018 and scored the opening goal of the World Cup qualification fixture against Kazakhstan. Will he finally sign for Man Utd this time? We shall see.