The transfer rumours linking France World Cup winner Ousmane Dembele have been intensified after the young winger was dropped from the Barcelona squad for the Spanish La Liga game with Real Betis at home.
The 21-year-old was reportedly dropped for the game which took place on Sunday evening as a result of disciplinary issues.
Without Dembele, Barcelona lost their first game in two years at the Nou Camp after they were beaten 4-3 in what was a seven-goal thriller.
The exciting French winger has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Nou Camp ahead of the upcoming transfer window in the New Year.
He has been linked with a move to the Premier League with clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Ousmane Dembele has had to endure a frustrating 18 months at Barcelona following his transfer from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
He has struggled to live up to both his expensive price tag and fans’ huge expectations since he swapped Germany for Italy.
The former Rennes player joined Barcelona for an initial fee of €105m as well as add-ons that could be up to €35m.
Dembele has been on the bad books of Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde lately and this has intensified transfer reports linking him with a move away from the Nou Camp.