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Chelsea to re-open talks with Barcelona attacker?

Chelsea to re-open talks with Barcelona attacker?

Ousmane Dembele news

Dembele to Chelsea on a free transfer?

Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a free transfer for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele this summer.

The Blues were keen on landing the Frenchman during the winter transfer window, but a deal did not materialise due to the player.

The Blaugrana accepted the €10m transfer bid on the table, but Dembele opted to stay put for the final six months of his Blaugrana deal.

The Frenchman can now decide his own future and 90min claims that the Blues are planning to negotiate terms with the World Cup winner.

Todd Boehly's consortium are currently on the verge of taking over the club, and that is expected to end the club's ongoing spending restrictions.

A new centre-back is the top priority, but the club are also keen on reinforcing the attack with Dembele, who has worked with Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel brought the best out of the Frenchman at Borussia Dortmund before he made the move to Barcelona. A reunion appears a realistic possibility.