Bayern Munich’s first bid to sign Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has been rebuffed, according to reports from England
It’s not been plain sailing for the 22-year-old ever since he joined the Blaugrana from Borussia Dortmund in a massive deal of €105m plus €40m in add-ons.
Apart from his incapability to adapt to life in Spain, various physical problems that have kept him out of action on several occasions have seen the France international limited to just 46 La Liga appearances for Barcelona over the past two years.
As a result, the Catalans would prefer to offload their misfit this summer, but they also want to recoup most of the money they paid to bring him to the Camp Nou two years ago.
EXCLUSIVE: According to Sport, Bayern have made a first €70m bid to sign Ousmane Dembele but Barcelona are not willing to sell him for less than €95m.@cfbayern says, Bayern would be willing to pay more than €90m for Dembele. pic.twitter.com/IjglafzOyq— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) July 2, 2019
Bayern Munich, meanwhile, look to fill the gap left by departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, and they are willing to offer Dembele an escape route from Catalonia.
However, the Bavarians’ initial attempt to lure the Frenchman back to the Bundesliga has come a cropper, as Barca deemed their €70m bid insufficient.
According to the recent claims, the reigning La Liga holders will renounce the former Rennes youth academy product for €90m, and the German giants are ready to match their asking price to wrap up the deal sooner rather than later.