Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele can go to Barcelona if Dortmund demands are met

Dembele to Barcelona?

Ousmane Dembele’s move to Barcelona inched closer today after comments from Borussia Dortmund’s CEO.

Michael Zorc told the media that Dembele is currently in France and that Dortmund are open to selling him. However, his sale depends on Barcelona meeting Dortmund’s asking price (around €150m) and doing it quickly.

It appears as though Dortmund want to secure a Dembele replacement in this window. That’s why they won’t sell the France international on the final day of the transfer window. So Barcelona need to stop haggling.

Zorc said: “We know where he is and have contact with him and his agent through a staff member. We have a clear idea [about the price they want] which Barcelona and the player know.

“If our demand is fulfilled, he will be transferred this summer.

“We will not make this transfer on the 30th or 31st of August.”

No going back

We’re sure Dembele would appreciate if Barcelona could cut to the chase in this transfer saga. The 20-year-old has spent the last few weeks burning bridges. First, he was fighting in training. Now, he simply doesn’t turn up.