Ousmane Dembele is "1000 percent" staying at Barcelona and is determined to succeed at the Camp Nou, according to his agent Moussa Sissoko.
The French forward's representative released a statement on Monday outlining the player's commitment to the Spanish champions, per Get French Football News.
"Ousmane is a Barcelona man and will remain so 1000 percent with the firm desire to honour the club's colours," he said.
Sissoko added that Dembele "has not for a second had the intention of leaving" the Camp Nou "despite approaches from several big European clubs."
Dembele is currently sidelined after picking up a hamstring injury that has ruled him out of action for five weeks:
The setback is the latest in a succession of injuries that the youngster has suffered since joining Barcelona from Dortmund in the summer of 2017. The deal could end up costing Barca £135.5 million, per BBC Sport.
There have been reports that Barcelona are angry with Dembele for covering up the injury and flying out to Senegal, as shown by AS:
Sissoko told Mundo Deportivo (h/t AS) the reports are untrue and that Dembele was in France with his mother.
Dembele's latest setback has drawn plenty of scrutiny and means by the time he returns he will have missed 44 games and spent 263 days on the injured list, according to football writer Zach Lowy.
Sports commentator Andy West offered his view:
Dembele's injury problems will be a source of frustration for Barcelona, and there's a sense the club may be starting to run out of patience with the forward in his third season in Spain.
There will be increased pressure on the youngster to perform when he does return to first-team action, although his agent has made it clear the Frenchman is keen to stay at Barcelona and prove his worth.