BARCELONA have been told they
will have to pay £130m to secure
the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s
Ousmane Dembele.
As the Spanish club look to replace
Neymar, who joined PSG last week
for a world record £199m, they have
been informed by Dortmund of the
staggering fee it would take to release
Dembele from his contract.
As reported in The Guardian,
Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-
Joachim Watzke has hinted that the
club would turn down an opening bid
worth around £90.2m. A delegation
from Barcelona travelled to Germany
yesterday to continue negotiations.
Yet the German side will refuse to sell
the 20-year-old who scored six goals
in his debut season in the Bundesliga,
unless they are offered £135m.
Dortmund only signed Dembele from
Rennes last summer for €15m and the
Frenchman has impressed in his debut
season in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund are aware of the problems
they could face in replacing Dembele
age before the end of the transfer
window closes with the pricetag of
€150m designed to force Barcelona to
look elsewhere.
The situation mirrors the one that
Barcelona face with Liverpool in
trying to sign Philippe Coutinho, with
Liverpool adamant that the Brazilian
will not be leaving Anfield this

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