Barcelona target Dembele's Dortmund suspension to remain in place indefinitely

Dembele was named in the Bundesliga Team of the Year in his debut season in German football

Barcelona to make improved bid of £110m for Ousmane Dembele?

Barcelona could return to Borussia Dortmund with an improved bid of £110m for French youngster Ousmane Dembele, according to a report in the press. Having collected over €200M from the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan's are awash with money and it's even been suggested that the Nerazzurri may even up the ante by raising the price even higher.

Dortmund confirmed a bid for the 20-year-old from Barca had been rejected and that a transfer did not seem likely, before announcing the forward would be suspended for their DFB-Pokal clash against Rielasingen-Arlen on Saturday.

Sporting director Michael Zorc added: "Our focus is now concentrated on the preparation of the for the opening Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg next weekend".

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"Borussia Dortmund has chose to continue the suspension of the player Ousmane Dembele from first-team training until further notice", a club statement read.

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".

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And Bosz has revealed Dembele's future should be clearer by Sunday, when the club will provide an update after holding talks to decide their next move when their cup tie is over.

Dembele starred for Dortmund in his first season for them after he completed a 2016 summer switch from Ligue 1 side Rennes, and plundered 10 goals and 21 assists during a fruitful maiden campaign in the north-west of Germany.

BVB chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has suggested a fee of EUR100m for the player is "in every case, not enough".

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