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BREAKING: Real Madrid and Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele absent from training

Is he trying to force a move away from Dortmund?

AFC Sunderland  v Borussia Dortmund  - Friendly Match Photo by Deniz Calagan/Getty Images

Real Madrid and Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele skipped Thursday’s training session with Borussia Dortmund and the coaching staff could not reach him via phone when they tried to get an explanation.

The young attacker could be trying to force his way out of the club amid reports suggesting that both Barcelona and Real Madrid are trying to sign him this summer.

Nobody knows whether Real Madrid’s interest in Dembele is real or not. Some reports indicate that Los Blancos could just be trying to increase the fee Barcelona will end up paying while some others say that this is just Barça trying to add Madrid’s name to the rumors so that they come out as winners when they complete the deal.

Either way, it seems that Dembele is indeed going to leave Dortmund very soon. It will be interesting to see where he lands as Barcelona are desperate to find their replacement for Neymar.

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