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Dembele misses Dortmund training amid huge Barcelona speculation

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The club have confirmed their youngster has gone AWOL

Real Madrid CF v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

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.

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.

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?