Borussia Dortmund Release Statement Confirming They've Rejected Barcelona's Approach For Ousmane Dembele

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The La Liga giants now look set for a transfer battle, something which can only work out well for Dortmund from a financial standpoint, as they're guaranteed a huge fee for their player based on current circumstances.

Capable of thriving whether deployed on either flank or as an attacking midfielder, Dembele is a very skillful player who would surely be very well suited to Barcelona's style of play.

"We don't know where he is".

It has been one disappointing transfer window for FC Barcelona, who usually is seen attracting the most talented bunch of footballers, but have contrarily seen one of the brightest talents in world football, Neymar Jr. leave for Paris-Saint-Germain in in world record Euro 222 million deal.

The announcement came after Dembele skipped a Dortmund training session on Thursday, sending the rumour mill into overdrive. "FC-Rielasingen-Arlen-Borussia-Dortmund/Vorbericht/Dembeles-Fehlverhalten-sanktioniert" target="_blank">subsequently revealed that Dembele has been fined and suspended from both matches and training until after Saturday's (12 August) DFB Pokal first-round clash against minnows Rielasingen for missing training without an excuse.

Ousmane Dembele had an average shot accuracy of 48% in the Bundesliga last season.

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New manager Ernesto Valverde now has an extra £200million at his disposal and is targeting Dembele alongside Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho.

Dembele attended Dortmund's official team photo on Wednesday but was pictured looking gloomy throughout the shoot.

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"Liverpool is not a club that needs to sell. So what they pay in the end doesn't matter".

The former Rennes star, who only joined Dortmund last summer, was absent on Thursday with the club struggling to find his whereabouts.

Dembele can thrive from either flank, providing goals and assists in abundance.

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