Chelsea in advanced talks with No.11 World Cup winner

Barcelona are reportedly struggling to keep hold of Ousmane Dembele amid recent transfer rumours linking him with Chelsea and Man United. The Dutch manager has tried several times to speak to France international and persuade him to remain at the Catalan club, but it doesn’t look to have been a successful effort.

With Ousmane approaching the final year of his Blaugrana deal, it surely now makes sense for the club to let him go to avoid losing him on a free at the end of the next campaign. This could be good news for PL teams, with a report recently linking Dembele as a target for the Blues.

The 23-year-old forward could be an important signing at Chelsea, with the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz all being a little slow to settle at London this campaign. If the French winger can continue to show the kind of improvement in form he’s displayed this campaign, he could be a fine signing for Blues this summer.

Meanwhile, Man United have also been linked with the World Cup winner, and he’d surely be a major upgrade on the out-of-form Anthony Martial at Theatre of Dreams. Man United could do with making changes to their squad this summer as a lack of attacking spark has surely cost them a realistic shot at the title this term.

It’s previously been claimed that Blaugrana could accept nearly €60m for Ousmane this summer, which could be a bargain for the clubs mentioned. Ousmane is unlikely to be the only player to depart Barca this summer. Lionel Messi’s deal expires at the end of the campaign, with Man  City coming close to signing him last summer.