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Official Barcelona signs Dembele for £96m club record fee

Ousmane Dembele has completed his move to Barcelona after weeks of talks between Dortmund and the Catalan giants.

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Barcelona have announced the signing of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.

The Catalan club confirmed the news on their Twitter page, with an image of Dembele in a Barca shirt.

Bacelona have been vigorous in the transfer market kin their quest to replace Neymar who joined PSG on a £198m world transfer record fee two weeks ago.

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Barca see 20-year-old Dembele as the ideal replacement for Neymar, but hand their official bid for the player rejected earlier because it was reported Dortmund would only let the 20-year-old attacker leave at £96m.

It was also stressed in the club statement that Dembele's release clause is €400m - approximately £368m - which is significantly higher than Neymar's, which was triggered by PSG.

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