Barcelona have been handed a huge boost to their season, after being informed that their €105m summer signing Ousmane Dembélé is closing in on a return to full fitness - three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury.
As reported by Goal, the 20-year-old trained with the first team ahead of their Catalan derby against Espanyol, but isn't expected to be risked in the game as he is still not 100% match fit. The former Borussia Dortmund prodigy suffered a more serious hamstring season at the start of the season, which saw him ruled out for four months before making his return in January.
Dembélé is likely to be introduced slowly back into action, as he hasn't played a full ninety minutes all season for Barça. The tenacious Frenchman could make his return against
Vidal's lack of first team appearances for his side have lead to player to become disillusioned with life at the Camp Nou, and Dembélé's return from injury will only see him fall further down Ernesto