The 20-year-old skipped training on Thursday following reports he has agreed to join Barcelona.
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the interest of Barcelona in their player. However, the Bundesliga side have rejected the bid as it does not match the player’s abilities and the current situation of the transfer market.
Barca have been linked for quite a while with the youngster as they keep failing in their attempts to lure Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. The Spanish club has the tough job of immediately finding a quality player, who will be able to replace departed Neymar.
According to Goal, Borussia Dortmund have come up with an official statement that reads:
“Borussia Dortmund has held talks with the Catalan football club FC Barcelona regarding the possible transfer of the BVB player Ousmane Dembéléto 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.”