Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly running out of patience with forward Ousmane Dembele who has failed to justify his hefty price tag in the colours of the Blaugrana.
According to the publication from popular Spanish newspaper Sport via The Sun, senior club officials have been left disappointed by his lack of discipline and they have identified his social circle of friends as the main reason behind his disciplinary issues.
Ousmane Dembele has endured a frustrating spell at Barcelona since he moved to the club last summer and that has led to talks about his long-term future at the club.
The former Rennes player has been a subject of transfer rumours to clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
He joined the Catalan club from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for an initial fee of around €105m (£97m) plus €35m in add-ons.
Dembele largely struggled with injury in his first season with Barcelona but he recovered to be a part of the victorious French squad at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Arsenal have been linked with a transfer for him due to his relationship with the Gunners’ head of recruitment Sven Mslintat, while Liverpool are reportedly preparing a £85m for him.