Borussia Dortmund have suspended wantaway forward and Barcelona target, Ousmane Dembele, for missing Training Without Permission.
A statement by Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, reads: “Ousmane Dembélé missed training without notifying the club and has clearly taken this action consciously. We will obviously sanction him for this,”
“We have also suspended the player until after the cup game at the weekend.”
Earlier today, Franch new outlet, L’Equipe, reported that 20-year-old Dembele is close to signing for Barcelona and is believed to have travelled to France to visit his family on Thursday.
The German club also confirmed Barcelona’s interest in the youngster, an official statement from Dortmund explained: “There has been a discussion with Barcelona in regards to a possible transfer of Ousmane Dembélé,”
“In these talks Barcelona have presented an offer that does not match the extraordinary footballing and otherwise status of the player and also not the current market situation. BVB have turned this offer down.”
“And as there is no other offer from Barcelona a transfer should not be expected and is at this moment in time unlikely.”