Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele a doubt for Inter Milan clash

Ousmane Dembele is a major injury doubt for Barcelona's midweek Champions League clash with Inter Milan.

The French international was a late withdrawal from the La Blaugrana squad to face Getafe in La Liga action this weekend due to a thigh injury.

Manager Ernesto Valverde confirmed in his post-match press conference that the forward is a major doubt for the visit of the Serie A side to the Camp Nou.

"He was left out of the game against Getafe as a precaution.

"He is still coming back into full fitness following injury problems at the start of the season.

"We do not think it is a major problem, but it needs to be monitored.

"I cannot say for sure if he will be fit for Inter."

Injury has disrupted Dembele's season, with just two appearances in 2019-20 for the former Borussia Dortmund player.

Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati are also doubtful for the visit of Antoino Conte's side, with defenders Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba already ruled out.

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