His contract in Barcelona is expiring, and Ousmane Dembele may soon be in the Premier League. Chelsea are said to be interested.
Chelsea apparently want to bring offensive player Ousmane Dembele from FC Barcelona to London. That reports the Sun.
Accordingly, a move to Chelsea would also appeal to Dembele himself, whose contract with Barca expires at the end of June. The 25-year-old Frenchman would be free for the Blues.
However, according to the report, Dembele has clear ideas about a possible transfer to Chelsea. The world champion apparently wants a guarantee from blues coach Thomas Tuchel, with whom he once worked successfully at BVB, that he will regularly be in the starting XI.
Ousmane Dembele ahead of Barca-Chelsea move?
Dembele would not be a direct successor to center forward Romelu Lukaku, who is said to be returning to Inter Milan after just one year. But Tuchel also likes to let his team act with a false nine – a role that Dembele could fill, as well as Kai Havertz more often recently.
Dembele actually appeared to be leaving Barcelona earlier this year after rejecting a contract extension with the Catalans. However, since no buyers were found, he stayed at the Camp Nou and was even an important player under new coach Xavi.
Therefore, a new contract at Barca became an issue again, but the negotiations about it have been stalled for a long time.