Borussia Dortmund extend Ousmane Dembele suspension until further notice

Borussia Dortmund extend Ousmane Dembele suspension until further notice

Dembele believes he has a gentleman's agreement with Dortmund to join a club such as Barcelona but the German side deny such an agreement exists.

The 20-year-old skipped training on Thursday despite the club refusing to give him permission to speak to the Spanish club, who are ramping up their efforts to sign a replacement for Neymar after his £200m transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

Borussia Dortmund have extended the suspension of Ousmane Dembele "until further notice".

Bosz, chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc held a meeting on Saturday night and they have now chose to extend Dembele's suspension "until further notice" and he will have to train on his own.

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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Dembele missed Dortmund's DFB-Pokal match against Rielasingen-Arlen as Maximilian Philipp and Andre Schurrle played on the wings, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting a hat-trick after Marc Bartra opened the scoring.

His unauthorised absence came after Barca had a bid rejected for the France global, who has been earmarked by the Liga powerhouse to replace Neymar following the Brazil star's world-record €222million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain this month.

The German club say that Dembele moving to Barca is "not now likely".

'Dembele, of course, has the opportunity to complete an individual training session outside the group'.