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French star Dembele missing in Barcelona training session ahead of Real Betis clash

French star Dembele missing in Barcelona training session ahead of Real Betis clash

- France international Dembele misses another Barcelona training session ahead of Betis clash

- He has been decent for the Spanish champions so far this season - scoring five goals in all competitions so far

- The 21-year-old will undergo medicals to know how long he will stay out of action

Russia 2018 World Cup winning star Ousmane Dembele has once again sent a panic notice to Barcelona chiefs after missing one of their training sessions on Thursday.

The 21-year-old attacker has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool following his failed attempt to get enough playing time at the Camp Nou.

SunSport quoting Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo reveal that the playing was unreachable for at least 90 minutes after the session ended - failing to answer calls from club officials.

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Though, Barca chiefs admit the former Dortmund star currently suffers from gastroenteritis, they frown at his failure to alert them about the illness.

He is expected to undergo medical tests at Barca's training complex to determine how long he will be out of action.

The latest development comes just a month after Dembele - a £110m arrival from Borussia Dortmund last summer - angered the club's staff due to his attitude.

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Dembele's diet has also been called into question, and he's also reportedly decided to stop learning Spanish, which has successfully isolated from the rest of the squad.

He started this season's campaign on a high - scoring three goals in four appearances for the club but nownow faces a big fight to get back into the first team.

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His illness could force him out of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Real Betis, while Lionel Messi could make his return from injury.

Barca lie three points clear at the top of the table after 11 games, with Espanyol their closest rivals.

His goal tally has been taken to five in 14 appearances in all competitions for Ernesto Valverde's men.

Legit.ng previously reported that Liverpool are keeping tabs on Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele with a view of signing him in the coming winter transfer season.

According to SunSport, the Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp is ready to have the 21-year-old Frenchman, who have impressed in few games for Barcelona despite coming off the bench this campaign.

At the last count, Dembele was also not considered for October’s Champions League clash against Tottenham.

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