Barca-tar­get Dem­bele skips BVB train­ing

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Borus­sia Dort­mund coach Peter Bosz re­vealed Barcelona tar­get Ous­mane Dem­bele missed train­ing on Thurs­day and the club have not been able to con­tact him.

The winger has been linked to a move to the Cata­lan side, with re­ports in Spain stat­ing he has al­ready reached an agree­ment to join Ernesto Valverde’s side.

Sport­ing direc­tor Michael Zorc de­nied that a deal had been struck, while CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said it will take a bid of over 100 mil­lion to con­vince them to sell the 20-year-old France in­ter­na­tional.

How­ever, spec­u­la­tion will only in­crease as the club were left in the dark over the at­tacker’s cur­rent con­di­tion af­ter he failed to turn up for work.

“Ous­mane Dem­bele was not in train­ing. We do not know why. We tried to reach him but were un­able Bosz said.

“I talked to Dem­bele yes­ter­day [Wed­nes­day]. He told me he was in Paris with his friends. He did not say any­thing about a trans­fer.

“There was no sign that he would not be here. We hope noth­ing ter­ri­ble has hap­pened.” to,”

Ous­mane Dem­bele

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