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FC Barcelona are ushering French forward Ousmane Dembélé towards an early exit after months of talks between the club and his agent over a contract extension and salary reduction all but collapsed.

Barça coach Xavi Hernández has left the 24-year-old out of the squad traveling to the Basque Country for Thursday’s evening’s Copa del Rey tie against Athletic Bilbao. EFE

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