Ousmane Dembele ‘set for Chelsea medical’ ahead of surprise deadline day transfer

Ousmane Dembele 'set for Chelsea medical' ahead of surprise deadline day transfer

Ousmane Dembele is on the verge of a shock move to Chelsea, according to various reports suggesting that the Frenchman is set to undergo a medical.

Dembele has been linked with a move to England for a long time after failing to make a name for himself at Barcelona, having been signed to replace the outgoing Neymar Jr.

Barcelona made it clear that they were happy to let the star leave this January after talks over a new contract stalled, and the player that once cost them £135million would be able to walk away for free at the end of the season.

But out of nowhere, after a quiet window, Chelsea could be about to sign Dembele, with a deal ’99 per cent done’.

That’s according to Spanish outlet ABC, who have claimed that a move to Chelsea is all-but done, after Paris Saint Germain pulled out of a deal to sign the 24-year-old.

It was suggested that PSG would sign the Frenchman if they could negotiate a deal to allow one of their stars to move in the other direction, but Barcelona were insistent that they wanted a straight transfer fee of £16m.

The report claim that Dembele will undergo a medical ahead of a move to Chelsea with just hours left of the January transfer window, and it could potentially reignite a deal to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Nou Camp.

Barcelona wanted to re-sign Dembele to a new deal, but due to financial concerns the club wanted the star to take a wage reduction, as fellow Frenchman Samuel Umtiti agreed to do.

However, this wasn’t well received by Dembele and his team, and Barcelona told the star to find a new club on Deadline Day.

It appears that a move to Chelsea is now on the cards, as Thomas Tuchel looks set to make a late addition to what was previously a quiet window at Stamford Bridge.

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