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Sports News of Friday, 23 August 2019

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Red Bull Salzburg have had no contact with Barcelona over Gideon Mensah

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Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg have poured cold water on circling reports linking defender Gideon Mensah to Spanish outfit Barcelona.

According to a report by the Spanish publication Sport, the Blaugrana were in negotiations to loan the Ghana youth international with an option to buy.

It added Mensah would be registered with Barcelona B as he has been penciled down to replace Juan Miranda.

But Red Bull say they have had no contact with the Spanish champions over the enterprising left-back.

Chief sporting director Christoph Freund told the Salzburger Nachrichten: "There is no contact with Barcelona."

Mensah is yet to make his competitive debut for Red Bull Salzburg since returning from a six-month loan spell at Sturm Graz.

Last season he made 15 appearances for Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga and recently signed a contract extension till 2024.

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