Chelsea ready to pounce if Barça-Dembele negotiations break down this week

Chelsea ready to pounce if Barça-Dembele negotiations break down this week

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The forward is out of contact at Barça on June 30

Talks are ongoing for him to extend his contract

Ousmane Dembele has three days to make a decision on his future. The French winger's contract with Barcelona expires on June 30 and if he really wants to stay at Camp Nou he must accept the offer he has in the coming hours.

Meanwhile, in England, they are following negotiations between Dembele's camp and Barcelona, with Chelsea especially keen to see what happens.

Per The Mirror, Chelsea feel the uncertainty around the Barça forward is playing in their favour. The Catalans don't have the finances to avoid Dembele becoming one of the most in-demand free agents of the summer and there is optimism in London.

The new owners at Stamford Bridge are ready to convince Dembele to join them if negotiations between his agent, Moussa Sissoko, and Barça break down.

On Monday, Sissoko met with various representatives from Barça in the Catalan city but there is still no agreement. In the meeting, he explained that if the offer was not improved, Dembele would not accept.

The two parties have taken a couple of days to come up with a definitive decision.

Temas