Chelsea close to signing Ousmane Dembélé: According to the source 90min, Ousmane Dembélé is close to agreeing to join Chelsea as a free agent once his contract with FC Barcelona expires on June 30.
For months, the French striker’s future has been linked with the London club. Tuchel, the current manager, was his coach at Borussia Dortmund and is the coach who has gotten the best out of him.
Chelsea has been unable to conduct any commercial operations in recent months due to the British Government’s embargo on the Russian Roman Abramovich’s holdings, which was imposed as a penalty for the war in Ukraine.
Yesterday the sale process of the English club ended, which from now on can operate normally, with which Tuchel breathes and hopes to apply the transfer plan that he had established before the sanction normally. Dembélé would be in that plan, which would end his dalliances with Barcelona for a hypothetical renewal.
The Barça, to the hope
Barcelona is still waiting for Dembélé’s agent to reply to the club’s most recent offer, which is far from the player’s desires for a large salary and transfer bonus. The Barcelona club has even given him a deadline to answer.
Dembélé has already turned down all of Barça’s winter market renewal proposals, despite the fact that he has played normally in the second half of the season at Xavi’s request. PSG was another club associated with him, but the club’s new technical director, Luis Campos, declared a few days ago that they would not sign Dembélé.
Thus, all roads right now seem to lead to the Premier, with an absolute advantage for Chelsea according to all indications, once the Stamford Bridga club is already operating normally. Also, Manchester United, in the process of reconstruction, showed interest in the Frenchman.
Abramovich said goodbye to Chelsea fans yesterday with this open letter: “ Almost three months have passed since I announced my intention to sell Chelsea FC. During this time, the team has worked hard to find the right custodian for Chelsea FC who would be best placed to successfully lead the Club into its next chapter.
“Owning this Club carries with it a great responsibility. Since I arrived at Chelsea almost twenty years ago, I have witnessed first-hand what this Club can achieve. My aim has been to ensure that the next owner has a mindset that allows him to achieving success for the men’s and women’s teams, as well as the will and drive to further develop other key aspects of the Club, such as the Academy and the vital work of the Chelsea Foundation.
“I am pleased that this search has come to a successful conclusion. As I hand over Chelsea to its new custodians, I would like to wish them every success, both on and off the pitch.
“It has been an honor of a lifetime to be a part of this Club. I would like to thank all the players, staff and of course past and current fans of the Club for these amazing years.
“I am proud that as a result of our joint successes, millions of people will now benefit from the new charitable foundation being established. This is the legacy we have created together.”