Chelsea ‘closing in on Ousmane Dembele transfer’ as Todd Boehly’s first signing from Barcelona since £4.25bn takeover

BARCELONA winger Ousmane Dembele is reportedly set to be the primary signing of the Todd Boehly period at Chelsea.

The American has agreed a £4.25billion deal to purchase the West London outfit from Roman Abramovich.

EPAChelsea have been linked with a transfer to snap up Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele[/caption]

The takeover will potentially be completed later on Monday following a membership assertion over the weekend.

And Boehly‘s first piece of enterprise because the Blues‘ new proprietor might be to sanction the switch of French ahead Dembele.

Dembele, 25, is about to be accessible as a free agent after snubbing multiple contract offers from the Blaugrana.

Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the 2018 World Cup winner as a possible replacement for Angel Di Maria.

In the meantime Liverpool have emerged as a potential destination as they worry Sadio Mane may depart Anfield for Bayern Munich.

Chelsea are known to be long-term admirers of the former Rennes ace, with Thomas Tuchel eager for a reunion with the participant at Stamford Bridge.

The duo labored collectively at Borussia Dortmund, with the German gaffer beforehand describing Dembele as one of many “craziest talents” he has ever seen.

And in line with Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea are in pole place to snap up the two-time LaLiga winner on a free switch.

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They state that Dembele is on the verge of an settlement with Chelsea.

This has been backed up by 90min who’ve declared that the Blues are ‘quietly confident’ of securing his providers.

Since becoming a member of Barca from BVB in 2017, Dembele has scored 32 objectives in 150 video games, with accidents stifling his progress in Catalonia.

He was restricted to only 21 Spanish top-flight outings throughout the 2021-22 season attributable to knee and hamstring points.

However he nonetheless managed to chip in with 13 assists – probably the most of any participant in LaLiga.

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