Chelsea are reportedly ready to launch a transfer bid for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele as he looks set to leave the club imminently.
Barca have officially announced today that they plan to offload Dembele before the end of January, with the France international’s future having been in doubt for some time due to the player coming towards the end of his contract at the Nou Camp.
Chelsea look set to pounce for Dembele, with reporter Pedro Almeida tweeting that the Blues are lining up an offer of around €15million for the 24-year-old, with this news coming not long after Mateu Alemany’s announcement on Dembele, as quoted by Goal.
? Chelsea ready to offer around 15M€ to Barcelona to hire Ousmane #Dembele right now. ? #CFC #FCB https://t.co/mUSBdw3tdy
— Pedro Almeida (@pedrogva6) January 20, 2022
Dembele could make sense as an ideal signing for Chelsea at the moment, with Thomas Tuchel’s side not looking particularly convincing recently, particularly in attack.
Romelu Lukaku has proven a disappointment, while last season’s big-name signings like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech haven’t really settled at Stamford Bridge either.
Dembele’s availability could make him very tempting for Chelsea, as it’s clear Barcelona will accept a low bid for the player due to him being a free agent in the summer.
Ousmane Dembele to Chelsea as Barcelona announce they want to sell
Discussing Dembele’s future, Alemany said: “With Ousmane and his agents we started conversations around the month of July.
“In all this time, almost seven months, we have talked, Barca has made different offers, we have tried to find a way for the player to continue with us and those offers have been continuously rejected by his agents.
“It seems obvious to us that the player does not want to continue at Barcelona and is not committed to Barca’s future project.
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