According to sources, Chelsea will try again this summer to recruit Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona if the France international is still available after the takeover of the club is finished. This is the case if the club’s takeover was successful.
According to a report from 90Min, Chelsea was in the lead in the competition to recruit the Frenchman on a free transfer this summer until the British government placed penalties on the southwest London club.
According to the story, the Blues are still interested in bringing the 25-year-old to Stamford Bridge this summer and will make a bid to acquire his services if he is still available on the market by the time the club’s acquisition is finalised.
The rumour suggests that the possible new owners of Chelsea are still interested in a move for Dembele at a time when the Blues are beginning to look about strengthening their team in preparation for the next season.
It is also alleged in the same source that Chelsea and PSG made offers to buy Dembele from Barcelona in January; however, a deal did not come to fruition, and the player himself was ready to wait until the conclusion of the season to make a decision about his future.
According to the source, Barcelona is still holding out hope that they will be able to persuade Dembele to sign a new deal with the club, despite the fact that the Spanish club is aware that they will not be able to match the number of earnings that are being given to him by other clubs.
This season, Dembele has made 20 appearances for Barcelona, but only 15 of them have been starts. He has scored one goal and assisted on 13 others in those 20 games, but he has only started 15 of those games. This season, he has played for Barcelona in a total of 30 games in all competitions.
Dembele, a winger for France who was born in Vernon, started off his professional career with Rennes before making the move to Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016. He signed with Barcelona the following year and has since scored 32 goals for the Spanish club in 149 total matches for them.