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Dotmund chief Watzke blames Barcelona for Dembele behaviour

Dotmund chief Watzke: Barcelona guilty for Dembele behaviour

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has criticised Barcelona over their role in the Ousmane Dembele transfer saga.

The France midfielder is currently suspended by the Bundesliga club after Dortmund rejected a bid from Barcelona reportedly worth £90m.

“It is not that Ous is making fun of us, he simply declines to do his job” Watzke told Sky in Germany. “That is a new quality…and we should also talk about the role of glorious FC Barcelona in this matter.

“The timing of these events is very curious. You don’t believe a 20-year-old will refuse to go to training without his possible new club liking that?

“I see the transfer probability of Ousmane Dembele under 50 per cent, so if we do, we will analyse whether we have to do something or not, and if we decide to do something else, then we certainly already have ideas.”