Borussia Dortmund have rejected Barcelona’s initial offer for Ousmane Dembélé reportedly to be at $117.5. They said they would not accept less than $176.3M for the player, who Dortmund paid a 10th of that cost.
The 20-year-old France forward missed a training session on Thursday without permission. Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc responded to Dembélé’s absence saying,
“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.”
Unless Dortmund receive a better offer, they say that Dembélé is “unlikely” to move to team Barcelona, despite reports in France and Germany suggesting he is on the verge of signing for Barça.
A statement from Dortmund confirmed the offer had been rejected saying, “There has been a discussion with Barcelona in regards to a possible transfer of Ousmane Dembélé,” read the statement, which was released to the German stock exchange.
“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.”