Borussia Dortmund extend Ousmane Dembele suspension until further notice

Ousmane Dembele transfer news

The 20-year-old France worldwide was fined and suspended until Monday for missing Thursday's training, but the ban has been extended indefinitely.

"Ousmane Dembele has, of course, the opportunity to train individually, away from the squad".

The Bundesliga club rejected an initial bid from Barcelona last week for the 20-year-old, who was one of the stars of the season for the club in 2016-17, as the Liga giants seek to fill the void created by Neymar's exit to Paris Saint-Germain.

"Our focus now is on a concentrated preparation of the team for the Bundesliga opening match against Wolfsburg in the coming weekend", Zorc told Dortmund's website.

Borussia Dortmund have extended Ousmane Dembele's suspension indefinitely after the France global went AWOL this week in an attempt to force through a move to Barcelona.


"As there is no other offer from Barcelona to date, there will be no transfer".

Dortmund had expected to bring in substantial funds for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer but later took him off the market as they said they would not have time to identify a replacement. "Now it is not likely that there will be a transfer of our player", Dortmund said in an official statement.

Dortmund rejected a €100m (£90m) offer from Barcelona for Dembele in midweek and he was fined and suspended for missing training until after Saturday's German Cup game for the defending champions against Rielasingen.

Dortmund will kick off their Bundesliga season 2017-2018 against Wolfsburg at the first round on August 19.

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