Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz has confirmed that Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele has missed training today and that the club do not know where he is.
The France international has long been linked with a move to Camp Nou with recent speculation claiming Dortmund have told Barca to pay €150m for his services.
Peter Bosz: "Ousmane Dembele was not in training today. We do not know why. We tried to reach him but we did not." pic.twitter.com/tfMoo6AeEJ— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 10, 2017
Dembele was present at a team photoshoot just yesterday but now appears to have skipped training which will no doubt fuel speculation over his future further.
The 20-year-old looks to be Barcelona’s top target to replace Neymar, after seeing a second bid for Philippe Coutinho rejected by Liverpool yesterday.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has also come out today and once again insisted the Brazilian will not be leaving Anfield, despite the interest from Barca.
Meanwhile, French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that Dembele is close to a move to Barcelona and a deal could be finalised shortly.
Dembélé expected to sign for #FCB in the coming hours, according to L’Equipe. Agreement for his transfer being finalised. https://t.co/WvSawCnYNO— Tom Coast (@thcoast) August 10, 2017
We’ve heard “hours away” a lot in the past few weeks about reported Barca targets, but could it be that the club are finally about to land Dembele?