Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele could move on next summer after five seasons with the La Liga giants.

The winger is in the final year of his current contract and is yet to agree terms to extend his stay in Spain.

Liverpool, however, aren't the only club rumoured to be interested in Dembele, with Newcastle United the latest club to be linked with a shock move for the 24-year-old, as reported by Goal.

However, former Red Steve McManaman believes it would be 'worth the risk' for Liverpool if they moved for the forward.

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He told horseracing.net : “If they could get him on a free contract and get the deal sorted then I don’t think there’s any problem with that.

“His wage demands would have to come under the structure of what Liverpool would like to pay but due to the fact he would be a free signing and the player knows Jurgen Klopp personally, then it could be a smart piece of business.

“He’s a very talented boy but his attitude has been questioned a lot during his time at Barcelona.

"He’s had a lot of injuries and he’s injured again at the moment, so his games ratio has not been good at all and that’s another thing a prospective buyer has to take into account.

“Nowadays when a club signs a player, they look into every single aspect of the player and not just what he does on the pitch.

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“Liverpool will do their due diligence on him and whether they take that punt or not is another thing.

"However, a really talented player available on a free transfer is certainly worth a risk.”

The Reds have long been linked with a move for Dembele and Klopp has reportedly been an admirer even before his move to Barcelona.

The forward will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a potential new club in January, however reports did claim this summer that Barcelona were 'in talks' to renew Dembele's contract - but it appears little progress has been made.