Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele is being heavily tipped to join Barcelona this summer after he failed to turn up for training on Thursday—despite his current club already rejecting a bid from the Catalan club.
The France international is now at very short odds of 1/10 (1.10) to join the Blaugrana, while Sky Bet are offering a much higher price of 6/1 (7.00) that he’ll remain at Signal Iduna Park beyond the September 3rd transfer window deadline.
Goal reported Dembele failed to turn up for training on Thursday, as well as providing a statement from Dortmund disclosing news of the rejected bid and hinting at what’s to come in future:
“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.
“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. BVB 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.”
According to the report, Dortmund are seeking a fee of €100 million (£90.5 million) in order to cash in on their star.
Image courtesy of The Sun.
Ousmane Demele Club on September 3rd
Barcelona: 1/10 (1.10)
Borussia Dortmund: 6/1 (7.00)
Real Madrid: 16/1 (17.00)
Manchester United: 25/1 (26.00)
Paris Saint-Germain: 25/1 (26.00)
Manchester City: 25/1 (26.00)
Chelsea: 33/1 (34.00)
Bayern Munich: 33/1 (34.00)