Ousmane Dembele ready to join Chelsea
Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele is ready to join Chelsea if Thomas Tuchel can assure him with a starting role.
The Frenchman was injured for the first four months of last season, but still impressed with one goal and 13 assists from 21 league games.
His current deal with the Blaugrana expires on June 30, and The Sun reports that he is likely to leave them on a free transfer.
It is added that Dembele is prepared to accept the proposal from Chelsea if Tuchel can guarantee him a regular starting spot.
Chelsea struggled for regular league goals from their attackers last term. Mason Mount was the best performer with 11.
Dembele should provide much-needed upgrade in that department. He may not score many, but can create more chances.
He has been hugely impressive with his crossing in recent years, and could be an ideal fit for the right-sided attacking role.
He could also form a solid understanding with Reece James, who has been the Blues stand-out performer from right wing-back.