Report: 25-year-old has just two days left to decide his future, with Chelsea trying to sign him
Reports from Spain have claimed Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele has just two days to decide if he is to stay in Spain.
According to Sport, manager Xavi is keen for the club to make one last push to keep the winger, with Chelsea remaining interested in completing the deal.
If Dembele doesn’t accept the offer before the 30th June though, then he will be leaving this summer.
Reports have speculated for a while that a move away from the Nou Camp is on the cards, with the Blues in pole position to complete the deal.
Manager Thomas Tuchel has apparently told the club’s new owners that a deal for Dembele is one of his priorities this summer, after working with him briefly at Borussia Dortmund.
Despite the interest, the apparent four-year offer the club made for him reportedly ‘disappointed’ the winger, despite being a significantly better offer than the one offered by the Catalan side.
However, it appears the Catalan side are refusing to give up on the 25-year-old, with Sport claiming Xavi has been in touch with him over the last few weeks.
They also claim that the France international would like to stay at Barcelona, although he is yet to receive a proposal he deems acceptable.
Dembele provided 13 assists in just 21 league appearances last season, although his one goal may be of some concern, with the club lacking a regular goalscoring threat from out wide.
Completing a deal for Dembele on a free would be a great piece of business for the man who was sold for £135m five years ago.
While injuries have plagued the last few years of his career, the Frenchman’s talent shone through on multiple occasions last year.
While the proven Premier League goal scorer Raheem Sterling may be a more attractive marquee signing, adding the creativity Dembele provides could see the pair combine to reignite the Blues’ front three.