The English Premier League giant Chelsea is back to enliven the transfer market in the summer of 2022. The latest news is that the Blues will become the favorite destination for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
Yes, Chelsea is reportedly the leading candidate to bring the French player to Stamford Bridge.
It is known that Dembele’s contract with Barcelona will expire on June 30, 2022. However, until now no new contract has been agreed between the two parties.
This means, Ousmane Dembele can move for free if there really is no new contract from Barcelona that Dembele has agreed to. Therefore, several clubs are interested in asking for his hand.
Can Reunion with Tuchel
Now as reported by the Daily Mail, Chelsea are the leading candidates to be able to get Dembele’s signature following PSG’s withdrawal from competition.
Instead of signing Dembele, PSG are claimed to prefer to strengthen their central midfield sector in this summer’s transfer window.
Chelsea itself is quite serious about Dembele. The manager, Thomas Tuchel was Dembele’s boss when he was still at Borussia Dortmund.
Ousmane Dembele’s situation
In January 2022, Barcelona, who felt disappointed, had announced that Dembele would certainly leave at the end of the season.
However, Dembele’s impressive performance was able to make Barcelona change attitudes. The Catalan club had desperately wanted to extend the player’s contract.
The Future Is Still Dark
Unfortunately, until now there has been no sign of significant progress. Dembele didn’t really lower the charges, his agent forced a huge new contract.
The problem is, Barca are now under considerable financial pressure. Reportedly Barca was fed up and prepared to release Dembele for free.