Barcelona attacker prefers Chelsea move
Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele has the preference to join Chelsea at the end of the season, Sky Sport journalist Angelo Mangiante claims.
The Frenchman has entered the final six months of his Blaugrana deal, and he has no plans of penning a contract extension.
The hierarchy have held multiple discussions, but he is reluctant to accept to their demands of a short-term deal with a pay-cut.
Dembele will now stay with the club for the campaign before pursuing a free transfer, potentially to the Premier League.
The Blues are long-term admirers of the World Cup winner, and they have been linked with him on multiple occasions.
Meanwhile, manager Thomas Tuchel also has fond memories with the player, having coached him at Borussia Dortmund.
The German tactician spoke positively about the experience lately, and he could be open to a potential reunion this summer.
The Blues could have a busy off-season with the likes of Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic linked with probable departures.