Dembele is out for three to four months with a hamstring injury.
A Barcelona statement revealed he had ruptured “his tendon in the femoral bicep in his left thigh”.
The French star is off to Finland to have the problem sorted.
And Spanish football expert Guillem Balague says the doctor who rescued Barcelona legend Guardiola during his playing days will try to do the same for Dembele.
“He will undergo an operation by the same doctor who treated Pep Guardiola and saved his career,” Balague told Sky Sports.
“Dembele will be out for between three and four months.