The pain of the blues mane
Chelsea transfer target Ousmane Dembele has reportedly told Barcelona boss Xavi he would like to STAY at Camp Nou, written JOSHUA MBU.
The 25-year-old is out of contract at the end of the month.
A move to Stamford Bridge would see Dembele reunite with Thomas Tuchel, who he worked with at Borussia Dortmund.
However, according to Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo, Dembele has communicated with Barca boss Xavi that he would like to stay.
On the Barça side, the club is not ready to move on the offer already on the table for the Frenchman.
If Dembele re-signs with the Catalan giants, he will play a vital role in Xavi’s front line.
In May, Xavi said on Dembele’s situation: “Negotiations are ongoing and we are going to be optimistic.
“I hope he can stay – he’s helped us a lot over the last six months.
“He is a decisive player with a lot of assists and he has been excellent in many games.
“When he hasn’t played, we have missed him. He is a football player that I love and we would like to stay, but we will have to see.