BY SAMSON MBII,10TH AUG 2017-Borussia Dortmund have rejected Barcelona’s bid for forward Ousmane Dembele.The Germany side have confirmed they have turned down an offer from Barcelona. The 20 year old, who was not given permission to miss Thursday’s training, has been a target for Barca since Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain for a world record fee. Dembele missed training without permission on Thursday, with Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz telling a news conference the club had been unable to contact Dembele.
Speculation that a move to Barcelona was imminent soon mounted before BVB issued a statement saying a bid had been lodged by the Catalan giants but it did not meet their valuation for a player they signed from Rennes for €15m last year. – 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, a statement read.
Last week Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke had warned Barcelona off making a bid for France starlet Ousmane Dembele.