Borussia Dortmund unaware of Ousmane Dembele whereabouts

By Sky Sports
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Dembele missed Dortmund first-team training on Thursday

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz admits he is unaware of the whereabouts of midfielder Ousmane Dembele.

Dembele missed first-team training on Thursday and Bosz revealed the France international had not answered his phone when contacted by the club.

The 20-year-old is a reported target for Barcelona, along with Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, as the Spanish club aim to find a replacement for Neymar following his £198m move to Paris Saint-Germain.

"Dembele wasn't at training today. I have no idea why he wasn't there. We tried to reach him but couldn't," Bosz said.
"First I have to talk to Dembele, then he has to explain to me why he wasn't here today. I hope nothing serious happened."

Dortmund have previously insisted Dembele is not for sale, although Sky in Germany understands he would be allowed to leave for £135m.

Dembele scored 10 goals in 49 appearances last season after joining Dortmund for £13m from Rennes and helped the club win the DFB-Pokal Cup.

Dortmund are a listed company and any offer for Dembele would have to be reported to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.