Dembele's contract with Barcelona is set to come to an end next summer and Laporta claimed that both the club and the player are willing to reach a contract extension deal.
"There is a very good relationship with [Dembele and] we are talking with his representative," noted Laporta.
"Ousmane wants to stay. He is a player that interests us a lot. Him being able to play will be essential for the team to improve. The coach thinks so.
"If he is respected by injuries, he will be an important reinforcement for us this season. He has a contract, he's proven [his worth] and has been with us for years. We are trying to renew him. We knew that he was in his last year of contract."
Laporta also revealed that Ansu Fati is another young prodigy who wants to renew his current deal.
"His case is the same as Dembele," said Laporta.
"He has a contract, he wants to stay and we are negotiating."
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