Chelsea to consider signing Ousmane Dembele. Chelsea is considering a deal for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele, who is thought to have a €50 million release clause, according to Football Transfers (via PrideOfLondon).
The Blues are now facing a thin team as a result of Christian Pulisic’s departure and the impending transfer of Hakim Ziyech this summer. Their attention is now going to Camp Nou to expand their ranks as they search for new talent, particularly on the flanks.
Given that Dembele’s current contract expires in 2024 and that talks to sign a new one with Barcelona are presently ongoing, the Blues are interested in signing him. Whether Dembele is willing to leave Camp Nou and La Liga for Stamford Bridge and the Premier League, though, is still up for debate.
Despite rumors concerning his future, it is still true that Dembele is a crucial part of manager Xavi Hernandez’s plans. The 26-year-old has established his value with 35 games, eight goals, and nine assists last season.
Dembele has played in 66 games and contributed to 32 goals throughout his time under Xavi. Barcelona intends to keep their greatest asset as Chelsea’s interest grows. The powerful Spanish clubs are eager to sign Dembele to a new deal. The attraction of Stamford Bridge and a large salary, though, might tilt the balance in the Blues’ favor.
Dembele is valued at a hefty €60 million, but the London giants may find things simpler thanks to a €50 million release clause. His possible recruitment into their team would provide their right-wing more speed and cunning.
While Chelsea is rumored to be interested in Dembele and several other players, it is unclear whether the Blues will make a formal offer.
Neymar might be on his way to Chelsea if the former Barcelona forward wants a transfer.
Neymar may return to the Catalan fold, whilst Dembele may be leaving Camp Nou, according to some rumors. Le Parisien adds that Neymar has been considering leaving the French city, with a nostalgic move back to Barcelona being his best course of action.
The Sun, however, claims that Chelsea is preparing a spectacular bid for Brazilian superstar Neymar this summer. The ace still has a sizable four-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but it’s unclear how long he’ll stay there.
However, Neymar’s former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has taken control at PSG. This development might tip the scales in Neymar’s favor so that he stays in Paris.
Chelsea are ready to pounce if he decides not to renew his contract with the Parisians, though. This might result in a competition between Barca and the Blues for the Selecao superstar.
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