One player that may very well be joining Tuchel at Chelsea is Dembele’s international team-mate Jules Kounde, who is predicted to affix the club once Boehly’s proposed acquisition is officially finalised. Kounde, like Dembele, had been linked with the Blues last season and it’s claimed that Chelsea might want to pay £51million as a way to sign the Sevilla defender.
Lower than every week ago Xavi expressed his desire for Dembele to remain in Barcelona, who’ve strongly been linked with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski themselves. Xavi said: “Negotiations are ongoing and we’re going to be optimistic. I hope he can stay, he has helped us so much in the course of the last six months.
“He’s a decisive player with plenty of assists and he has been excellent in lots of games. When he hasn’t played, we have missed him. He’s a football player that I like and we would wish to stay, but we can have to see.”