Dortmund reject Barca’s Dembele bid

Barcelona have made a bid for Ousmane Dembele and Borussia Dortmund have turned it down, confirmed the German club.

Dortmund considered the bid insufficient, and know that Barca have money to spend after Neymar’s €222m transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

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

“During this meeting, the representatives of FC Barcelona submitted a bid which did not match the player’s extraordinary footballing ability or value to the club, nor the present economic market situation of the European transfer market. Dortmund, therefore, rejected this offer.

“As there is no other offer from FC Barcelona to date, there is currently no transfer of the player to FC Barcelona and this is not currently likely.”

Meanwhile, Dembele has been sanctioned for missing training, and BVB sporting director Michael Zorc told the club’s official website that “the player is currently present in Dortmund unlike other reports that state the contrary”.