Chelsea is now leading the race to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona this summer, MySportDab reports.
Ousmane Dembele will be leaving Barcelona as a free agent with his contract expired after the end of the current campaign.
Chelsea is now trying to complete a move for the France international this summer transfer window that is already opened.
Thomas Tuchel is responsible for giving him the opportunity which exposed him before he move to Barcelona for a record-breaking fee.
Chelsea favorite to sign Ousmane Dembele as the first transfer under the Todd Boehly era this summer.
The move won’t cost them any fee but just an agreement on wages and the move will be made official.
The Blues are said to be closing in on a deal to make the France international their first signing this summer window.
His contract is expected to rundown until the end of June with him already stalling negotiations talk concerning a new contract ahead of the new season.
Barcelona is currently going through a financial crisis as they are looking to give their senior players a pay cut to bring things back to normal.
Ousmane Dembele moved to Barcelona for a huge sum of €135 million in the total package, but he has been unable to carry his impressive form.
Injury and fitness have seen him flip with the club which he could only manage 150 appearances in the while five years he played already.
According to reports from TalkSport, they confirmed Chelsea is set to complete a move as they are the favorite in the race.
Here Is What Was Said:
“Chelsea favorites to complete a deal to sign Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele this summer, talkSPORT understands.
The move comes as a shock knowing Chelsea already has enough attackers at their disposal.
Although with a potential exit for some players, they could be looking at Ousmane Dembele as a replacement ahead of the new season.