Report: Tuchel's target 'disappointed' with Chelsea's four-year deal offer
Ousmane Dembele is not satisfied with Chelsea’s proposals despite its being considerably higher than Barcelona’s offer, according to Spanish outlet Sport.
Sport claims that Chelsea have offered the 25-year-old a four-year deal with a higher salary than what Barcelona are offering.
Despite the progress in negotiations, however, there is reportedly “a certain disappointment” over the economic offer from the Blues.
The report adds that Dembele and his representatives expected Chelsea to offer a better deal. This is also said to be the reason why the player has yet to make a clear decision over his future.
An earlier report from French outlet L’Equipe claimed that Dembele is looking for a deal worth close to €70million (roughly £60m) annually.
Dembele, who is in the last days of his contract with Barcelona, is also in a tricky situation, however.
He has no more room for negotiations and the interested clubs are reportedly asking him to make a decision or facing the risks of their withdrawing the proposals.
Since the difference between Chelsea and Barcelona’s proposals is not exactly “enormous”, Sport claims that Dembele is wondering whether it is worth it to leave the Catalan club, where he feels comfortable, for a new club.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has reportedly had talks with the France international to convince the player, but so has Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez.
The report mentions that the signing-on fee he could get from signing for Chelsea could play a big part in the player’s eventual decision.
Dembele finished last season with one goal and 13 assists from 21 appearances in La Liga.