Dortmund suspend forward Dembele for missing training

Dortmund suspend forward Dembele for missing training

Manchester United have been linked with the Inter winger since the start of the summer.

It was thought that the deal was closed as nothing concrete had happened over the past couple of weeks.

A Cup trip to a third division club is always unpleasant - I know that from my own experience.

Barcelona's season starts on Sunday with the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp, but will be eager to bring in Neymar's replacement before the end of the transfer window.

Zorc says, "Our focus is now concentrated on preparing the team for the Bundesliga opening game this coming weekend in Wolfsburg", adding, "Dembele obviously has the possibility to train individually away from the group". And the club did a fantastic job by getting 3 of them.

Barcelona must now be confident of signing Dembele...

It must be noted that the Merseyside outfit have already rejected two bids from Barca for their no.10 and the club's owners as well as manager Jurgen Klopp have repeatedly stressed that the attacking midfielder is not for sale at any price.

However, after an hour or so, Coutinho handed in a transfer request.

Dembele has been eyed by Barca since Neymar completed his world-record EUR222million switch to Paris Saint-Germain last week. While many players will miss training and matches for genuine reasons, there is no denying that others believe that the best way to force a transfer is by being less honest and causing trouble! This news comes as a huge blow to United.

Borussia Dortmund have announced that they have suspended Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele until further notice.

The Catalans' sudden interest in the player has made things more difficult for the Red Devils.