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Dembele: I met with Klopp before Dortmund move

Goal.com logo Goal.com 01-03-2017

Ousmane Dembele admits that he met with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp prior to signing for Borussia Dortmund, but insists that his mind was already made up to join the German giants.

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The 19-year-old is one of the hottest properties in European football and was coveted by a number of clubs prior to his move to the Bundesliga, where he has since scored five goals and provided nine assists in 21 games.

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Dembele was tracked by Liverpool and Leicester City, and was also linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal during a prolific season at Rennes in 2015-16, but eventually opted to sign for Dortmund on a five-year deal.

And the Frenchman has now revealed that he met with Klopp to discuss the possibility of a deal, but he claims that the German was wasting his time, as his destination was already chosen.

“I saw Klopp in Paris but I told him I'd made up my mind to sign for BVB.” he told FourFourTwo.

Dembele also says that there was never any chance of him joining Leicester, who miraculously won the Premier League title last season.

“I made the decision a long time ago, so going to Leicester was out of the question," he added.

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