Barcelona told they must pay £135m for Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé

• France forward wanted as replacement for Neymar
• Dortmund adamant they do not want to sell Dembélé

Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona that they will not consider selling Ousmane Dembélé for less than €150m (£135m) as they continue to search for a replacement for Neymar.

After Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke indicated earlier this week that they would reject an opening bid worth around €100m (£90.2m), a Barça delegation travelled to Germany on Tuesday to continue negotiations. However, the German side – who purchased the France forward last summer for just €15m and has four years remaining on his current contract – remain adamant that they do not want to sell the 20-year-old who scored six goals in his debut season in the Bundesliga.

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