Dortmund want £135m for Dembele
Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona to stump up £135m if they want to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to Sky in Germany.
The France international is keen to make the move to the Nou Camp to replace Neymar, who is now in the hands of Paris Saint-Germain after signing for a world-record fee of £200m, but Dortmund have been insisting he is not for sale.
Borussia Dortmund are a listed company and any offer for Dembele would have to be reported to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange - and the Bundesliga club would stand to make a profit of £122m on the 20-year-old after just 12 months.
Dembele scored 10 goals in 49 appearances for Dortmund last season after joining the club for £13m from Rennes and helped the Signal Iduna Park side to win the DFB-Pokal Cup in his first season.
Barca have been pursuing replacements for Neymar following his world-record move to PSG, and they have also been targeting Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
Borussia Dortmund youngster, Ousmane Dembele celebrates after scoring a goal in the Bundesliga. Dortmund are demanding for £135m from Barcelona for the striker