Ousmane Dembele has told Onze Mondial that he had turned down approaches from both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain before joining Barcelona last summer.

Dembele defended the behaviour that forced his move from Borussia Dortmund after he went on strike, refusing to train unless the club allowed him to move.

And he revealed that he had held talks in Paris before deciding against a return to his native France.

"I met [PSG president] Nasser [Al-Khelaifi]," he said. "We had set up a meeting. It went really well. He's a great president.

"What struck me about him is that he is very humble, he's calm -- I had never seen that. Honestly, he's a good guy."

However, Dembele shook his head when asked whether he had been tempted to move to the Parc des Princes.

The France international attacker said it would have been "impossible" to say no to Barcelona, but his stand-off led to BVB putting up their price and he could end up costing €145 million.