Barcelona target Dembele remains suspended by Dortmund

Ousmane Dembele transfer news

Dortmund met with Barcelona's representatives but the Spanish club did not meet their valuation.

Bosz, chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc held a meeting on Saturday night and they have now chose to extend Dembele's suspension "until further notice" and he will have to train on his own.

Dembele is under contract with Dortmund until 2021, and the Bundesliga club have now made the decision not to lift the suspension on Dembele, with sporting director Michael Zorc telling Dortmund's website: "Our focus now is on a concentrated preparation of the team for the opening Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg next weekend".

"Ousmane Dembele has, of course, the opportunity to train individually, away from the squad".

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The 20-year-old France global will be suspended till after the German Cup opening round on Saturday, the German club announced on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency. Earlier this week, chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said a fee of €100m for the player was "in every case, not enough" and the Bundesliga club's asking price is reported to lie closer to €135m.

Peter Bosz's men won that game 4-0 but will not welcome Dembele back into the fold for their Bundesliga opener against Wolfsburg next weekend.

Dortmund added that they "will not make any more comments on the situation beyond this statement".

Dembele believes he has a gentleman's agreement with Dortmund to join a club such as Barcelona but the German side deny such an agreement exists. "BVB have turned this offer down", Dortmund said then in a statement.

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