Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele 'accepts Chelsea transfer offer and set to join for FREE after snubbing PSG' | The Sun
CHELSEA have won the race to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele after he accepted Chelsea's offer, according to reports.
The Frenchman will join on a free transfer from Barcelona where his contract is expiring.
Dembele, 25, is said to have rejected a bid from French Champions Paris Saint-Germain in order to join Thomas Tuchel's side.
According to Le10sport, PSG wanted to recruit Dembele but he has instead chosen to reunite with former coach Tuchel at Chelsea.
Tuchel coached Dembele when he was still a teenager at Borussia Dortmund.
PSG have wanted to recruit Dembele ever since he exploded into life from Ligue 1 side Rennes.
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Dembele joined Barcelona from Dortmund in 2017 for a colossal fee of £125million.
He has since gone on to make 150 appearances for the Blaugrana, scoring 32 goals and registering 34 assists in that time.
However, persistent injuries have dented his career in Catalonia massively, and the club tried to force him out during the January window in order to get some money for him.
This ultimately failed and boss Xavi reinstated him in the second half of the season – when the majority of his 13 league assists this season have come.
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