German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund has confirmed they received a bid from Barcelona for their young French forward Ousmane Dembele but has rejected it.
Dortmund who had earlier reported that Dembele missed training today released a statement that confirmed that they held talks with Barcelona.
The statement reads:
“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. As there is no other offer from FC Barcelona to date, there is currently no transfer of the player to FC Barcelona and this is not currently likely.”