Bayern Munich chairman defended Barcelona’s attempts for Dembélé

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The Bavarians chairman understands the Catalans.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended the La Liga giants regarding their advances to land Ousmane Dembélé from Borussia Dortmund.

The forward intentionally skipped a training session amid Barca rumours, which resulted in a fine and an indefinite suspension.

While BVB CEO slammed Valverde’s side for their attempts, Bayern chairman thinks otherwise.

“I do not believe Barcelona has called for Dembélé to strike,” Rummenigge told Sport1.

“Perhaps the player just wants to change and has devised [the plan] himself. I would not condemn Barcelona too early.”

Barcelona are desperately trying to fill the void left by Neymar, but they have been unsuccessful so far. Neither Philippe Coutinho nor Ousmane Dembélé have been given a green light by their clubs as the Catalans keep knocking on the door.