Ousmane Dembélé, the French winger who currently plays for FC Barcelona has been engaged in recent transfer talks as he repeatedly refused to pen a deal with the Catalan club to extend his stay.
The Frenchman has been absolutely exceptional after his return from injury especially his recent flourisment under Xavi. The Spanish manager considered Dembélé to be a major part in his project, for which he tried to ensure a contract extension which the Frenchmen repeatedly rejected.
“I don’t want to disrespect anyone. The message is clear: he either renews or he looks to leave. It is not an easy or pleasant situation, but the interests of the club are paramount,” Xavi on the contract renewal situation of Dembélé.
“We are in a complex, difficult situation. If he does not renew, the club must find a solution. We can’t be in this situation. We have waited a long time. Mateu Alemany has been in talks for five months and we can’t wait any longer.”
Ousmane Dembélé reaches ultimatum with FC Barcelona and is expected to leave by January end
However reports look to have confirmed that Ousmane Dembélé will be taking his leave from the Spanish club immediately and is set to lock on a deal somewhere else before the official close of the January Transfer Window.
Many English club seemed to be interested to sign the 24 year old winger which includes clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle United and many more.
However Chelsea look to have the upper hand in the transfer game as they look to offer a deal of around £100m to Barcelona to lock in transfer of the Frenchmen. There is no reports to have confirmed anything yet as the race to sign Dembélé is still on.