Ousmane Dembele's former landlord in Germany is demanding 20,752.76 euros plus interest from the Barcelona forward after he left the house in a mess, according to BILD.
The German newspaper has had access to a court document which says Dembele caused "considerable damage" in the detached house and says the leased property was left in "unfortunate conditions."
The owner, Gerd Weissenberg, 71, told Bild: "There was garbage and rubbish everywhere, there was rotten food in the fridge and the cupboards, a lot of old plastic bags on the floor, dry spots. There was a pile of unpaid bills behind the front door."
The necessary notice was not given, the newspaper added, showing several photos of the state in which the player allegedly left the house when he left Dortmund to sign for Barcelona in the summer of 2017.
The Frenchman did not return the keys to the house, so the landlord was forced to change all the locks. An added problem, adds the publication, is that the court does not have Dembele's address in Barcelona so are unable to send the lawsuit on to him.