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09 August 2017

Barcelona told they must stump up £135million to land Borussia Dortmund attacker Ousmane Dembele

BORUSSIA DORTMUND are not willing to sell Ousmane Dembele for less than £135million this summer, despite Barcelona’s continued interest.

The German outfit have already rejected bids from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain for the in-demand Frenchman.

The Frenchman signed a five-year deal with Dortmund in May, 2016
The Frenchman signed a five-year deal with Dortmund in May, 2016
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Dortmund boss Peter Bosz has attached Dembele with a high price valuation to force Barca to look elsewhere
Dortmund boss Peter Bosz has attached Dembele with a high price valuation to force Barca to look elsewhere
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Following his fine run of form since joining from Rennes last summer, the 20-year-old has attracted interest from a number of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke suggested earlier this week that they would reject an opening bid of around £90m.

A delegation from Barcelona travelled to Germany on Tuesday to continue negotiations.

BVB remain adamant that they do not want to sell the youngster, who still has four years remaining on his contract.

Dortmund boss Peter Bosz is concerned that he would not be able to find a fitting replacement for Dembele before the end of the transfer window.

However, Barcelona will not be short of funds following Neymar’s £198million move to Paris Saint-Germain.


Dortmund's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke will not sell Dembele for any less than the valued price
Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke will not sell Dembele for any less than the valued price
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Barcelona are looking to fill the void that Neymar left following his recent move to PSG
Barcelona are looking to fill the void that Neymar left following his recent move to PSG
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Former club Rennes have a sell-on clause on Dembele, which means that they will receive a percentage of any transfer fee received.

The 20-year-old has expressed his interest regarding a move to Spain but it is probable that he will stay in the Bundesliga next term.

Barcelona are facing similar issues in their pursuit for Philippe Coutinho, with Liverpool also refusing to co-operate.

Dembele netted 10 times and tallied a remarkable 21 assists last term in all competitions for the German giants.

Catalans boss Ernesto Valverde has labelled Dembele as a top target this summer
Catalans boss Ernesto Valverde has labelled Dembele as a top target this summer
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