Ousmane Dembele insisted he is happy at Borussia Dortmund as the French star confirmed his desire to stay at the Bundesliga club amid links with Barcelona.
29 Jul 2017 - 4:03 PM  UPDATED 29 Jul 2017 - 4:03 PM

There have been reports during the transfer window that La Liga giants Barca are closing in Dembele, 20, and speculation has only intensified with Paris Saint-Germain targeting Neymar.

But Dembele – under contract until 2021 after arriving from Rennes in 2016-17 – does not want to leave Signal Iduna Park, having scored six goals and supplied 12 assists last season.

"To be honest, this speculation doesn't interest me at all," he said.

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"I like being here in Dortmund and I decided to join Dortmund after my time at Rennes consciously."

Dembele is set to link up with star Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang again in 2017-18.

Aubameyang was tipped to leave amid interest from AC Milan and China but last season's top scorer in the Bundesliga is now expected to remain at the club.

Dembele said: "I'm happy that he will continue playing for us. He's like a brother to me."