Chelsea considering shock Barcelona raid to sign Ousmane Dembele

Chelsea considering shock Barcelona raid to sign Ousmane Dembele

Chelsea decided to sell Christian Pulisic and are also looking to get rid of Hakim Ziyech in the current transfer window. This raises concerns about their squad depth, particularly in the wide positions. 

To address this issue, the club is now considering signing Ousmane Dembele, a winger from Barcelona.

At the moment, Chelsea’s wide options include Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling, Noni Madueke, and Ziyech.

 However, they have been actively trying to offload Ziyech, and if he departs, Chelsea will be left with only three wide wingers. Although Christopher Nkunku can play on the left, his preferred position is just behind the striker rather than on the wing.

There have been rumors linking Chelsea with a move for Rayan Cherki, an attacker from Olympique Lyon. 

Despite Lyon considering Cherki as not available for sale, Chelsea is prepared to test their resolve and make a push for the player. While Chelsea has yet to make an official offer, there are indications that Cherki is open to the idea of joining Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea targeting Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele

Mauricio Pochettino prefers to have speedy wingers in his team, and Chelsea (CFC) is interested in acquiring a fast player like Dembele. According to Football Transfers, CFC is contemplating making a move for the Frenchman. 

Dembele’s contract with Barcelona expires in 2024, and negotiations are underway regarding a contract extension. Pochettino has admiration for Dembele, but it remains uncertain whether the player would be willing to join the Premier League.

Dembele remains an important part of Xavi’s plans at Barcelona. While Barcelona is trying to renew his contract, CFC could potentially tempt him to join Stamford Bridge with a lucrative offer. 

Dembele is currently valued at €60 million, and his existing contract includes a release clause of €50 million. Barcelona aims to extend his current deal and increase the release clause.

Following some initial setbacks due to injuries and inconsistent performances, Dembele has become a key player in the team, particularly under the management of Xavi. 

Despite his young age of 26, he participated in 35 matches last season, scoring eight goals and providing nine assists. Under Xavi’s guidance, Dembele has appeared in a total of 66 games and contributed to 32 goals.

If Chelsea succeeds in signing Dembele, they will significantly enhance their right-wing position with his pace and skill. The Frenchman possesses the ability to outmaneuver defenders with bursts of speed and a repertoire of tricks. 

Moreover, his delivery into the box has notably improved, which can be crucial for Chelsea’s forwards. While Dembele remains a potential target for Chelsea, alongside several other players, it is uncertain when the club will make a definite offer for him.

Chelsea considering shock Barcelona raid to sign Ousmane Dembele

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