Chelsea reach verbal agreement to sign £136M world-class player
Ousmane Dembele has again been told to leave Barcelona amid reports Chelsea are keen on a deal
The France forward, 24, has failed to agree a new contract at the Nou Camp, with his current deal set to expire this summer, and that has led to alot of speculation that he could come to the Premier League
Chelsea are very much interested in getting some kind of transfer deal done, especially after the Spanish club told him he could leave the club this transfer window after failing to agree that new contract.
But His agents reinforced the message that Dembele wants to play for Barcelona at least until the end of his contract and is 100 per cent committed to the cause.
However, Barca said again that, if he will not sign the deal already offered, then he must find another club to buy him – and they will help him to do it.
Dembele has been told he will not play if he does not sign the terms on offer – and he has missed the last two matchday squads – but Xavi is said to be ready to use him if he remains at the club.
Should Chelsea sign the man?
He is not the same player that he was before he made that move to Barcelona just a few seasons ago and all of those injuries has meant that he has lost a bit of that pace which made him so deadly
There are so many good players at Chelsea, so he would have more of a challenge getting into the team than he does at Barca, but as we said, he is the type of player that will come in and make any difference?
The Blues already have a number of attackers that can do the job that he can do