Chelsea ‘close’ to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele deal



Reports from the Spanish media on Saturday suggest that Ousmane Dembele is set to leave Barcelona ready to take his talents to the Premier League.

The long-running saga surrounding wide man Dembele’s future is of course set to come to an imminent conclusion.

It comes with the Frenchman, amid a frankly disappointing spell at Camp Nou so far, who is set to see his contract terms expire at the end of the month.

Due to a meteoric resurgence during the 2nd half of the campaign, it is understood that Xavi Hernandez and co. have changed their tune when it comes to Dembele’s future as he now hopes the Frenchman will stay put.

The 25-year-old’s own intentions, however, have long remained unclear, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United all waiting in the wings in the event Dembele opts for a new challenge.


VALENCE, SPAIN – APRIL 10: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with Dani Alves and Ousmane Dembele during the La Liga Santander match between Levante and FC Barcelona at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia on April 10, 2022 in Valencia, Spain (Photo by David S Bustamante/Socrates/Getty Images)

The Blues linked?

And now, as mentioned above, word is starting to spread that one of the aforementioned club quartets have not only taken the lead in the race to sign Dembele, but are in fact striking a deal with the former man. from Borussia Dortmund.

The outfit in question? Chelsea.

According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, citing sources in England, the Blues, due to Roman Abramovich’s extended sale of the club finally materializing, are ready to begin efforts to strengthen Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

And first on the agenda is believed to be Dembele, who is ‘close’ to committing to terms of a contract at Stamford Bridge.

Such a move to west London would of course result in a reunion between the gifted striker and Chelsea boss Tuchel after the latter oversaw arguably the finest form of Dembele’s career during their timeshare. in Germany with Dortmund.

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