Barcelona Agree €100m Fee With Dortmund For Dembele

Paola Ditto
Agosto 18, 2017

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has trolled Barcelona over their pursuit of Ousmane Dembele and has denied claims the Frenchman is "close" to moving to the Camp Nou.

Jurgen Klopp has chosen to remain silent on Philippe Coutinho's future despite Barcelona's suggestions a deal for the Liverpool is "close".

"I think it's no problem for us because nobody speaks in the team about that", Emre Can was quoted as saying by the Express.

'When the club wants you and you've got the opportunity to go further in life, you need to leave because you can get on to better things, ' Antonio also told talkSPORT.

Liverpool are set to be offered a fresh mega-money bid from Barcelona for midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to a Spanish report.

The inference from our aforementioned source that in order to secure the services of the 25-year-old Brazilian playmaker, Barcelona have offered Liverpool a cool £118 million.

The Merseysiders are adamant that Coutinho will stay despite submitting a transfer request following two rejected bids from Barca.

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"We know that we have to strengthen the team and that's what we will continue to do in the coming days", Barca general manager Pep Segura told TV3. "He should not forget that he still has a long-term contract at Dortmund", Sokratis said, adding that he hopes Dembele will return to training soon.

"Not just Barca but any team looking for top quality players are getting involved in a very hard situation in this market".

"It was a long time ago that we played there and that's our place, that's where we want to play, that's where we want to be, especially after these two first games".

Fernandez said: "We are negotiating and that is the truth".

The arrival of Coutinho and Dembele would see Barca's summer spending rise above the €300m mark.

Antonio, speaking to TalkSport radio station, said that any player would heed the call if Barcelona came knocking, "Can you give someone a bad name for wanting to be ambitious?"

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