Ousmane Dembele was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks, and we were all pretty excited.
Unfortunately for us, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is an absolute killjoy, and heâ€™s hammered home the final nail to the coffin of reports that suggested Jurgen Klopp could tie up a shock loan move for the French international.
Talking in America, Bartomeu said: â€śCoutinho, Dembele are for us a big investment. They are very important players and we expect a lot from them.
â€śCoutinho probably in the last four months has been very active for the team.
â€śBut Dembele is a very young player, a very talented player that we are, of course, expecting a lot from. Heâ€™s been demonstrating during the season that heâ€™s a good young player for us.
â€śBut, of course, next season will be different. Itâ€™s not easy to play in Barcelona the first year because the model of football is quite different from the rest.
â€śBut after one year Iâ€™m sure we are going to see Dembele and Coutinho at a very high level.â€ť
Thatâ€™s the end of that chapter, then.
Ousmane Dembele rumours: 2018-2018. RIP.