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Chelsea transfer target Ousmane Dembele has reportedly told Barcelona boss Xavi that he would like to STAY at the Nou Camp. writes JOSHUA MBU.
The 25-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the month.
A move to Stamford Bridge would see Dembele reunite with Thomas Tuchel, who he worked under at Borussia Dortmund.
However, according to Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo, Dembele has told Barca boss Xavi that he would like to stay.
On the Barca side, the club aren’t ready to accept the Frenchman’s offer already on the table.
Should Dembele re-sign with the Catalan giants, he will play an important role in Xavi’s front line.
In May, Xavi said of Dembele’s situation: “Negotiations are ongoing and we will be optimistic.
“I hope he can stay – he’s helped us a lot over the last six months.
“He’s a crucial player with a lot of assists and he’s been outstanding in a lot of games.
“When he wasn’t playing, we missed him. He’s a footballer that I like and we’d love to stay, but we’ll have to see.”
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