Barcelona to Give Dortmund Huge Payout if They Sell Dembele

La Liga giants Barcelona will be forced to pay Borussia Dortmund an additional £26m if they decide to cash in on their out-of-favour winger Ousmane Dembélé.

The France international swapped Signal Iduna Park for the Camp Nou last year in a £96m transfer, with a further £35m in potential add-ons.

Barcelona have already paid £9m of the add-ons for Dembélé, but German outlet Die Welt (via the Mirror) claim that they will be made to pay the remaining £26m if the 21-year-old is sold in the near future.

Dembélé has a contract in Catalonia until 2022, so any sale would see Barcelona increase their already high asking price to accommodate whatever they still have left to pay Borussia Dortmund.

Barça's reasoning behind considering letting one of their most expensive ever signings - second only to Philippe Coutinho - leave is largely ​down to the player's attitude, something which often landed himself in hot water with Dortmund's hierarchy too.

 

 

There have also been claims that, as well as problems with punctuality and even rumours of a possible video game addiction, Dembélé still hasn't integrated himself into the squad and has so far failed to fall into any specific friendship group at the club, despite Barcelona's high number of French players.

If Barcelona do decide to sell then they will not be short of suitors, although many clubs across Europe will be put off by Dembélé's expected asking price which will likely break the £100m barrier once again.

 

 

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the World Cup-winning forward, but Jürgen Klopp's side could have the inside track due to his personal relationship with Dembélé.

The youngster was renting a property from Klopp during his time at Borussia Dortmund, although things didn't end on good terms when Dembélé moved to Barcelona as he left the property trashed while he was forcing through the transfer.

Arsenal do, however, have a fighting chance when it comes to convincing Dembélé of a move thanks to their contingent of his former teammates, most notably including ​Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Source: 90min.com

Stade Rennais Receive Hefty Fee as Ousmane Dembélé Completes Barcelona Transfer

Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais would have been licking their lips at the prospect of Ousmane Dembélé swapping Dortmund for Barcelona this summer, having inserted a sell on clause when the Frenchman completed his move to Germany last summer.

Based in Rennes, northwest France, the club is set to receive a staggering €26.2m because of their former player's transfer to Catalonia. Having sold Dembélé to Borussia Dortmund for an initial €15m, Stade Rennais have now pocketed over €40m over the last 12 months thanks to transfers involving the 20-year-old winger, according to journalist Peter Hall.

 

 

​​Dembélé has become a rather unpopular figure in Germany for his antics in recent weeks. Failing to turn up to training with Borussia Dortmund and ignoring phone calls from manager Peter Bosz earned the Frenchman an internal suspension with the club.

The youngster then went on to leave Germany and return to France in the hope that he had done enough damage to convince Dortmund to sell him this summer. Dembélé's wish has now been granted and he could still be joined by more signings in Catalonia, with Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho still firmly on Barcelona's radar.

 

The French international has already featured for Borussia Dortmund this season, in the DFL Supercup match against Bayern Munich. Although he assisted striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in scoring one of Dortmund's goals that game, Bayern claimed victory via a penalty shootout.

Prior to kick off, Dembélé received the Rookie 2017 award from DFL CEO Christian Seifert for his incredible maiden campaign in Germany.

Source: 90min.com

Barcelona hours away from Dembele signing

Barcelona are just hours away from signing Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

The French international attended Dortmund’s official team photo two weeks ago but missed the team’s training session last Thursday morning with Dortmund boss Peter Bosz revealing calls to the youngster have bounced back.

The 20-year-old has been strongly linked with a summer move to Barcelona, who have made a serious play since the departure of Brazilian Neymar to Paris Saint Germain last week.

Dembele is said to want to move to the Camp Nou, and it is now being reported by Diario Sport that he has agreed personal terms and that a deal is now just hours away.

Borussia’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, recently said that the French star could move, but only on Borussia Dortmund’s terms.

“We have had contacts with the player’s entourage as well as with Barcelona”, Watzke said on Sunday.

“We know what they want but we are in no rush. Dembélé can move to Barcelona this summer but he will only move if our conditions are met.”

Dortmund have previously told media that Dembele is not for sale, although various sources now claim that a deal worth £135m has been agreed.

Dembele scored ten goals in 49 appearances last season after arriving at the Bundesliga club from Rennes.

The French international would become Barca’s fifth summer signing after the arrival of Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande, Nelson Semedo from Benfica, Gerard Deulofeu from Everton and Marlon on a permanent deal.

Source: La Liga News

Real Madrid Ask to Be Kept Informed About Ousmane Dembélé's Future as Los Blancos Consider Move

With Barcelona seemingly undecided on who should replace Neymar at the Camp Nou this summer, Real Madrid are looking to capitalise on their Spanish rivals indecision by asking about the availability of Ousmane Dembélé.

Borussia Dortmund star Dembélé, as well as Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, are believed to be at the top of Barcelona's transfer target wish list and although the Catalonians are keeping their cards close to their chest at this point, Dembélé could take himself out of the equation with a move to the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has asked his counterpart in Dortmund, Reinhard Rauball, to be kept up to date with Dembélé's future, according to ESPN.

Dembélé was the centre of controversy on Thursday after failing to report to training with Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old, clearly affected by the recent transfer speculation, has subsequently been suspended the die Schwarzgelben after failing to answer his phone when he skipped training.

Reports from Madrid-based news outlet AS suggest that Barcelona have already had one bid rejected by Borussia Dortmund for Dembélé's services, however, the Catalonians intend to return with another offer somewhere between €120m - €150m.

Recent suggestions that Liverpool's Coutinho has handed in a transfer request in order to force a move through to Barcelona appear to have made talks with Borussia Dortmund stall.

Although Barcelona is suggested to be Dembélé's first choice, Real Madrid are being kept informed about the young Frenchman's future in Germany. With the impressive signings of Theo Hernández and Dani Ceballos already confirmed, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Dembélé at the Santiago Bernabéu next season.

Source: 90min.com

Barca target Dembele goes AWOL

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz has admitted he does not know where midfielder Ousmane Dembele has gone.

The French international attended Dortmund’s official team photo last week but missed the team’s training session on Thursday morning and Bosz has revealed that calls to the youngster have bounced back.

The 20-year-old has been strongly linked with a summer move to Barcelona, who have made a serious play since the departure of Brazilian Neymar to Paris Saint Germain last week.

Dembele is said to want to move to the Camp Nou, and Bosz believes his absence has something to do with the growing speculation.

“Dembele wasn’t at training today. I have no idea why he wasn’t there. We tried to reach him but couldn’t,” Bosz said.

“First I have to talk to Dembele, then he has to explain to me why he wasn’t here today. I hope nothing serious happened.”

Whilst various reports surface in media, it is understood that the youngster has landed in Paris and is waiting confirmation from Dortmund officials to fly to Barcelona and complete a summer move.

Dotmund have previously told media that Dembele is not for sale, although various sources have claimed he would not be allowed to leave for less than £135m.

Dembele scored ten goals in 49 appearances last season after arriving at the Bundesliga club from Rennes.

Source: La Liga News

Dembele Fuels Exit Rumours After Removing All Mention of Dortmund From Social Media Pages

Following Neymar's €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain, football clubs have been on alert as Barcelona look to poach Europe's top players from their respective clubs. The Catalonians have been linked with the likes of Paulo Dybala and Philippe Coutinho, however, Ousmane Dembélé has given a strong indication that he is seeking a transfer to the Camp Nou.

As the race to sign players before the transfer window closes heats up, Dortmund's Dembélé has removed links on his social media that tie him to his club.

Having featured for Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup just days ago, Dembélé has followed in the footsteps of another French international regarding his online presence.

Earlier this summer, Kylian Mbappé removed AS Monaco tags from his social media accounts, something that sparked a huge reaction from fans after the Frenchman was linked with a move to the Premier League.

Although the 20-year-old's decision to remove Borussia Dortmund links would have always sparked a reaction, it is unlikely that the forward has been brazen enough to issue an indirect 'come and get me' plea to Barcelona.

Dembélé's 17-year-old teammate Alexander Isak has appeared to already wave goodbye to the Frenchman after a screenshot of the Swedish striker's Instagram was taken by a keen eyed fan.

With many footballers taking to social media to wish their departing teammates good luck, Isak appears to have jumped the gun rather early on this one.

Barcelona a reportedly planning a €120m move for the French winger, an offer that Borussia Dortmund would struggle to turn down. Having kept star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was heavily linked with a move to China, Dortmund will be desperate to keep hold of their French talisman this summer.

Source: 90min.com