Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, whose market value is €60 million.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Chelsea and Manchester United have set their sights again on Ousmane Dembele. The French forward is in the final 18 months of his Barcelona contract. And the Premier League heavyweights are hoping to pounce on the situation by signing the winger.
Ousmane Dembele has been resurgent since Xavi Hernandez replaced Ronald Koeman at the helm at Camp Nou. The 25-year-old seemed well on his way to becoming a classic case of “What could have been”. But Xavi’s guiding hand has transformed the player, who has become a talismanic figure for Barcelona.
The French international, currently on the sidelines due to an injury, has eight goals and seven assists in 28 appearances. Meanwhile, Dembele’s market value has risen to an impressive €60 million. But the player is in the final 18 months of his contract, with the situation alerting Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Barcelona forward has been on Chelsea’s radar for a long time. And the Blues were also briefly interested in signing him in the January transfer window. However, a move did not materialise, with the Frenchman happy at Camp Nou. But Chelsea’s interest remains, with the west London club now lining up a summer swoop.
The continued interest is somewhat perplexing, considering Chelsea invested in two wingers in the January transfer window. And the London giants need to focus on signing a striker this coming summer. Meanwhile, Chelsea will face stiff competition from Manchester United for the Barcelona winger.
Like the Blues, Manchester United hold a long-standing interest in Dembele. And while the Red Devils also need to sign a striker, they can do with a world-class right-winger. That brings the Barcelona forward into the picture for Manchester United. And like their Premier League rivals, they can afford to pay around €60 million to sign the 25-year-old.
Meanwhile, Dembele is also the subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United. At the same time, Barcelona will look to secure Dembele’s long-term future instead of letting him leave in the summer. But it will be interesting to see if Chelsea or Manchester United can sign the Frenchman.
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