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Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc confirms Ousmane Dembele's future

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It has been a rollercoaster few weeks for Barcelona, mainly due to the departure of Neymar who made the move to Paris Saint-Germain for £197m.

The Blaugrana are now desperately trying to use the cash to strengthen their wounded team but are finding acquiring their top targets difficult.

Philippe Coutinho appears to be staying at Liverpool against his will after Jurgen Klopp's side rejected a mammoth £114m bid - the Brazilian has handed in a formal transfer request.

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With the South American star seemingly unattainable it can be expected that the Spanish giants will shift the majority of their focus towards their other main target; Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele.

The French ace appears desperate to make the mega-money switch and even missed training in order to help speed up the process.

The former Rennes man was disciplined by the club and it was thought that Peter Bosz would block the 20-year-old's move to Catalonia.

However, there has been a huge update from the club's sporting director, Michael Zorc, which has pretty much decided Dembele's fate.

He has said that they will look to sell the flying winger in the coming days, just as long as Barca meet their lofty valuation.

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"We know where he is and have contact with him and his agent through a staff member," Zorc said to Sky Germany, per Goal

"We have a clear idea [concerning the fee] which Barcelona and the player know. If our demand is fulfilled, he will be transferred this summer.

"We will not make this transfer on the 30th or 31st of August."

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So, there you have it, as long as Barca meet their demands - which Zorc did not specify - Dembele will be Neymar's replacement.

Not a bad bit of business but as many people have said, the Brazilian star is virtually irreplaceable.

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