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Dembele can't just do whatever he wants - Dortmund team-mate Sokratis

Dembele can't just do whatever he wants - Dortmund team-mate Sokratis

While that seems to be a pretty definitive statement of intent and expectation, Balague has interpreted it as only the Dembele deal is close, with Liverpool thus far refusing to budge on their stance on the matter.

"We are close to Coutinho and Dembele", he said on Catalan television station TV3. "Ousmane is a good lad, but he has to recognize that no player is bigger than the team", Sokratis told yesterday's edition of magazine Kicker.

Sporting director Michael Zorc explained: "Ousmane Dembele was missing from BVB training today without permission and apparently decided voluntarily to do that. There must be a clear sign by him [that he wants to return to the team]".

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According to Spanish media, Barcelona are offering 80 million euros ($93.5 million, £72.7 million), plus a bonus of 40 million euros, but Dortmund want 150 million euros for Dembele - 10 times what they paid Rennes in 2016.

Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos says Dembele should follow the example of Aubameyang, who has been linked to a big-money move to China but has been told that he is staying. "We have to strengthen the squad".

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The Frenchman is suspended for Dortmund's opening Bundesliga match against VfL Wolfsburg tomorrow, which is an unwelcome distraction for new Borussia coach Peter Bosz.

PHILIPPE COUTINHO was spotted arriving at Liverpool's training ground this morning as rumours of a transfer to Barcelona continue to circulate.

Fernandez says he is confident Barca can complete a deal for both Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele.

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reiterated his calls for fresh signings following the heavy defeat to Madrid on Wednesday night. It's always how it is with injured players - it's not really time when he's back.

"They would've needed to find extra financing". But when I asked the medical department how he was doing they say 'no complaints'.