Spanish journalist Javi Miguel has claimed that Ousmane Dembele is near signing a brand new contract at Barcelona, along with his present deal set to run out subsequent week.
Having arrived on the Camp Nou in 2017 in a transfer from Borussia Dortmund, the French worldwide has didn’t stay as much as lofty expectations. Accidents have plagued his time with the Catalonian giants.
Dembele has scored 32 instances in 150 appearances for Barcelona throughout his 5 seasons. He netted simply as soon as for Xavi Hernandez’s facet final time period though he did present 13 assists in La Liga.
The 25-year-old has been closely linked with a free switch to Chelsea this summer season. Nonetheless, Miguel has claimed on Twitter that Dembele is able to signal a contract extension at Barcelona, which was the identical provide he acquired again in December.
The journalist declared:
“Dembele is one step away from dropping his pants and accepting the provide he has had since December and which he has systematically ignored/rejected. On Monday, I known as Xavi asking him to intercede with Laporta: “There will likely be no new provide, you settle for the one you’ve or bye.”
Dembele had beforehand ignored that provide. Membership president Joan Laporta gave the World Cup winner an ultimatum: both signal the extension on the phrases initially supplied or depart the membership on a free switch.
Barca have been heavily linked to Leeds United star Raphinha throughout the window, who performs in the identical place as Dembele on the right-wing. Nonetheless, with the Premier League facet below no strain to promote and with Barcelona’s funds tight as issues stand, the deal seems unlikely.
Chelsea reportedly ‘cool their curiosity’ in Barcelona winger
In line with SPORT (as per Sports Witness), the Blues have ‘cooled their curiosity’ in Dembele, after being ‘shocked by the footballer’s calls for’.
With the Frenchman’s wage calls for reportedly extraordinarily excessive, the Blues will as a substitute flip their consideration to attempting to signal Manchester Metropolis winger Raheem Sterling. The Englishman has only a yr left on his contract on the Etihad and desires to change into the principle man at an enormous membership.
The report additionally claims that the Blues didn’t just like the participant demanding to be a first-team common, with Thomas Tuchel already having excellent choices throughout the entrance three.
In the meantime, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) had been additionally reportedly all for signing Dembele though their want to signal the pacy winger has since diminished. The Ligue 1 champions are looking for their first summer season signing and are additionally in search of a alternative for Angel Di Maria. The Argentine is predicted to depart the Parc Des Princes on a free switch on the finish of the month.