Former Leeds and Roma midfielder Olivier Dacourt has wished Ousmane Dembele "good luck for the future" as speculation over the France international's future continues.
After the £200m sale of Neymar, Barcelona are looking to replace the Brazil international and Dembele has been lined up as a potential alternative after impressing in his first season for Borussia Dortmund.
Scoring six goals and adding a further 12 assists, Dembele was a central figure in the Dortmund side that finished third in the Bundesliga last season, but Dacourt has wished the 20-year-old well ahead of his potential move to La Liga.
Posting an image on Instagram, Dacourt wrote: "Good luck for the Future".
Barcelona have plenty of funds for the transfer window after selling Neymar to French giants Paris Saint-Germain, with Dembele and Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho both heavily linked with moves to the Nou Camp
Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona must agree a deal for the former Rennes winger by August 26, with Ernesto Valverde's side believing a fee of €130m would be enough for Dortmund to depart with Dembele, despite the Bundesliga side wanting €150m.
The report also claims Dortmund want Dembele, who has been suspended indefinitely by the club, to apologise for his refusal to train, a proposal the forward is not willing to agree to.
Barcelona's latest bid for Dembele was €100m plus add-ons that would reach a further €30m, while a similar offer has been made to Liverpool for Coutinho, despite the Reds' owners insisting the Brazilian is not for sale.