His scintillating form since his arrival from Rennes has caught the attention of Europe's big guns.
"I've seen it in the press and it's a great club", he is quoted as telling Spanish television channel Gol.
Mounting speculation surrounding Dembele means the focus has belatedly moved on from Aubameyang, last season's Bundesliga top scorer who has been regularly touted for a move away from Signal Iduna Park over the past year.
Barca have been eyeing Dembele for a while, even before the whole Neymar saga unfolded.
The article also claims that French side Paris Saint-Germain have also had a bid for Dembele rejected in recent days. But Neymar's departure changes things, and Barca are no longer looking for a backup for the broken-up MSN.
His first goal for his country came in the 3-2 friendly win over England as the speedster raced clear to net the winner for Les Blues.
With the new war chest at Barca's disposal, the Nou Camp club are also interested in snapping up Dortmund ace Dembele.
Sky Sports can reveal that the Magpies are in the market for a goalkeeper and have zeroed in on West Ham United's Adrian.
"All players would like to play in a team like that", he admitted.
According to the Independent, Barca feel a £70m deal for the France international may now be realistic as they begin to prepare for life without their Brazilian star this season. However, it's likely he will available and on the move next summer.