Borussia Dortmund reject Barcelona bid for Dembele and suspend player

Barcelona Closing Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona have reportedly had a bid turned down for Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele.

And the striker is reportedly a £135m target for Barcelona as a replacement for Brazilian star, Neymar.

The 20-year-old joined Dortmund last summer for a fee of £13m and scored 10 goals in his debut campaign for the Bundesliga outfit, alerting a number of top clubs across Europe. We don't know why.

A stunned Bosz explained: "Dembele was not at work today".

"I am not aware of a commitment", he told reporters. "He did not say anything about a transfer".

How will Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele line up with Barcelona next season? I hope that nothing bad has happened to him.

"As there is no other offer from FC Barcelona until now, the transfer of Dembele to Barcelona isn't likely".

Dembele, who has made no secret of his desire to play for Barcelona, may have been trying to break the deadlock with his no-show, Bild suggested.

"In these talks Barcelona have presented an offer [for the player] that does not match the extraordinary footballing and otherwise status of the player and also not the current market situation".

Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz has confirmed that Dembele did not show up at training, and it is understood he is heading the Spain - where he will await to be given permission to talk with Barca. "BVB therefore rejected this offer". The club also insisted that the player was now in Dortmund, contrary to other rumours. Aarons cited a report from French publication L'Equipe, as well as one from Sky Germany, both indicating Dembele will move to the Camp Nou, with L'Equipesaying the ex-Rennes ace will fly to Barca imminently.

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