Barcelona have been told by Borussia Dortmund that they must meet the club’s demands if they want to sign Ousmane Dembele.
There are only a few days left in the transfer window for Barcelona to sign the France international winger. Dortmund has already rejected an offer, reported to be around €100 million, but they say that they will sell if their price is met.
It is thought that Dortmund are asking for €140 million and speaking to kicker the team’s sporting director Michael Zorc said that they have been very clear with Barcelona. Furthermore, the CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that there is no need for Barcelona to make another bid as they won’t negotiate on the price.
There are also reports that Barcelona is preparing a fourth bid for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and it could be as much as £138 million.
Barcelona has been rejected numerous times and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is insisting that the player isn’t for sale. However, while it was widely reported that Barcelona and Coutinho had given up hope of making the transfer happen, it is now thought that Barcelona are prepared to try once more.
The latest offer is thought to include an initial payment of £101 million up front followed by £37 million more in bonuses. The add-ons are thought to be linked to Champions League appearances and would be expected to be easily achievable if Coutinho were to make the switch.
Meanwhile the team has confirmed that its Twitter account was hacked this week after a message appeared announcing the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain. The Tweet was quickly followed by a second from “OurMine security group” apologising for the hoax. Nonetheless, it is possible that a deal could be reached for Di Maria if they make no progress with Liverpool.