Didier Drogba has raved about the quality of France and Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele, who’s reportedly a transfer target for Chelsea.

Dembele, 25, is currently enjoying a great World Cup tournament in Qatar.

France beat Morocco 2-0 last night in the semi-finals to set up a mouth-watering World Cup final against Argentina this Sunday.

Dembele has started in five of France’s six games at this World Cup, including in yesterday’s win over Morocco.

The skilful right-winger doesn’t catch the eye like some of the high-profile teammates around him, but provides real pace and energy into the Didier Deschamps line-up.

France v Morocco: Semi Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Drogba raved about Dembele

Chelsea legend Drogba gave a special mention to Barcelona’s wide man on Wednesday after his latest World Cup display. In particular, he highlighted his incredible work rate.

“We don’t talk about Dembele I think he has been helping Jules Kounde a lot. He has been working really hard,” Drogba told BBC One (9:39pm, 14 December).

Randal Kolo Muani scored within a minute of replacing Dembele last night during the closing stages of the game. However, it’ll be a surprise if the latter doesn’t keep his starting position for the final with Argentina.

France v Morocco: Semi Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Chelsea speculation

Sport.fr claimed this week that Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Dembele from Barcelona.

Blues manager Graham Potter is named as a big admirer of his in the report, so let’s see how hard he pushes the club to try bring him to Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea fanbase have grown frustrated with a lack of firepower in attack during recent seasons. Could Dembele be the answer to their prayers, though?

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