Ousmane Dembele is said to be ‘closer’ to signing a new deal at Barcelona as Ravenha’s move to Chelsea appears imminent after Deco’s talks with Joan Laporta came to naught.
The wingers have been targets for Todd Boehle and, in particular, manager Thomas Tuchel this summer, who wants to reconfigure his attacking trio after Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan on loan. In addition, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is expected through the doors in a deal that could be as much as £45m, but there is still work to be done on the Ravenha deal.
This is despite Boehly agreeing to pay a £55m fee orally with Leeds for the Brazilian talisman character. However, it seems that he wanted to postpone discussions on personal terms to see if his dream club Barcelona would come for him at 11. Deco was spotted at Barcelona headquarters on Wednesday and Thursday, likely an ominous sign. However, their financial situation always meant that they would face her in Raven’s constant battle. This was confirmed by Barcelona journalist Shai Lugassi, who tweeted: “Sources in Chelsea say that despite Deco’s meeting with Barcelona, they believe Ravenha will play at Stamford Bridge next season because they don’t see much chance that Barcelona will equalize their bid with Leeds. . The player wants Bayern, but the differences are significant.
Ousmane Dembele’s career with Barcelona may not end despite the expiration of his contract.
La Blaugrana has been in talks with Dembele’s representatives since the start of 2022 to avoid a free transfer exit.
However, with no agreement reached by the 11th hour, Dembele is technically unrelated, with his five-year stay in Catalonia expiring.
Barcelona confirmed details of the players’ departure due to the expiration of their contracts this week, but Dembele was not included in that.
With Ravenha’s future likely to depend on what happens with Dembele, Chelsea supporters will be watching closely to see how the dominos fall. And the big thing about this equation hints at important news about the blues.
This is because, according to Spanish club Diario AS, they have stated that “in the past few hours, Ousmane Dembele has come close to renewing his contract with Barcelona as Ravenha appears set to sign for Chelsea.”
Barcelona’s attempts to attack the Brazilian appeared unsuccessful as Tuchel is close to acquiring a key element in his attacking update. However, this means that any hope of a Dembele reunion has faded as the Frenchman’s desire to stay at the Camp Nou appears to have made this undesirable for Bole, who moves quickly in the transfer window to secure top goals.
With pre-season for the Blues kicking off this weekend, Sterling and Ravenha could be involved in the early parts of the program, with both deals now so advanced that any hijack attempts would be nearly impossible. Talks with Deco on Thursday to clarify personal terms should be the final nail in the coffin for Barcelona and Arsenal regarding Leeds’ No. 10.
Will Dembele leave?
In a video posted on social media, Dembele appeared to dismiss Chelsea links as ‘just rumors.’ Although nothing official, he puts a wrench in the quest for the blues.
The former Borussia Dortmund star has had an excellent few months with his club. He was a mainstay for Xavi, who he preferred to play with over Adama Traore and Memphis Depay. The Frenchman has been the bright sparks in a somewhat disappointing season for the Spanish club, with 13 assists in LaLiga.
However, the French injury record will be a great fear for the fans. However, he fit relatively in Germany and France, and the Blues will find some comfort in this information. If he joins us and keeps fit, nothing stops him from realizing his potential, even if he is already 25.
Tuchel hopes to meet again with Dembele at Chelsea
The gentle winger could be a valuable asset to Tuchel and the team. Chelsea’s attack needs a boost, with Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Christian Pulisic failing to impress since their arrival at the club. Callum Hudson-Odoi is far from the player that Bayern Munich was interested in a few years ago.
It’s only a matter of time before the decision is made as the Frenchman is slowly approaching the end of his contract. Moreover, with the FIFA World Cup coming, it makes sense that Dembele would want guarantees about the match time.