Ernesto Valverde confirms the return of Ousmane Dembele

The coach says he will complete the training session on Friday

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Ousmane Dembele could be in the Barcelona squad to face Granada. The Frenchman trained in part of Thursday's session and will complete it all on Friday, said Ernesto Valverde.

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Dembele got injured at San Mames on August 16, the first game of the season. That was a Friday and then after not attending tests on the Saturday, he was eventually found to have a hamstring injury which would keep him out for five weeks - that's today.

"Today he will train with the group, we hope for the whole session and then we'll see," said Valverde. The coach asked the player "to fight so nobody takes his place", but said he's "not asking him anything we wouldn't ask the others."

Ansu Fati has impressed in Dembele's absence. Asked if he could take the winger's spot, Valverde added: "We'll see. For now they haven't coincide in training or in the team."


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