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Borussia Dortmund rejects Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele offer


Borussia Dortmund rejects Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele offer

German club, Borussia Dortmund have reportedly turned down Barcelona‘s opening offer for Ousmane Dembele after the two clubs held talks this week, the Bundesliga side have confirmed in a statement to the stock market.

Dembele, who was suspended by Dortmund on Thursday after failing to turn up for training in Dortmund, is one of the players that Barca are targeting following the departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million last week.

Dortmund did not reveal the amount of Barca’s bid and said that a move is “not currently likely.” Multiple reports said Barcelona offered about €100m, but Dortmund are asking for around €130-150m for the France international.

“Borussia Dortmund have held talks with Catalan football club FC Barcelona regarding the possible transfer of BVB player Ousmane Dembele,” the statement said.

“During this meeting, Barcelona’s representatives submitted a bid which did not correspond with the player’s extraordinary footballing abilities nor to the current economic situation in the European transfer market.

“Therefore, BVB decided to reject the offer. As there is no further offer from Barcelona to date, the transfer of the player to Barcelona is not currently likely.”

Dembele, who is reportedly keen to make the switch to Camp Nou, missed Dortmund training on Thursday with BVB head coach Peter Bosz claiming he was not aware of the player’s whereabouts.

The club then suspended Dembele for Saturday’s DFB Pokal match with sixth-tier Rielasingen.

“Dembele has been suspended from training and matches until after the cup match on Saturday. His misconduct has been sanctioned,” Dortmund said in a statement.

Dortmund signed Dembele from Rennes last summer in a deal worth €15m, fending off competition from Barcelona at the time with the promise of regular football to land the talented 20-year-old.

Following Neymar’s move to PSG, Barca have made Dembele one of their targets. They are also believed to be keen on Philippe Coutinho and have now had two bids rejected for the Liverpool player, with a source telling ESPN FC a second bid worth €100m was turned down by the Premier League side on Wednesday.