Chelsea are reportedly ramping up their efforts to land Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele at the next available opportunity.
This is according to Mundo Deportivo, who claim the Blues are putting Barca under pressure to relinquish their attacker’s services.
Dembele is out of contract next summer and there haven’t yet been any indications he will extend his Spanish stay.
The Camp Nou hierarchy are understandably keen to renew the 24-year-old’s deal, as they aim to extract every ounce of quality left in the player.
Not to mention attempting to justify the £96.8m (BBC) they paid Borussia Dortmund to sign the France international back in 2017.
Once the golden boy of European football, Dembele has since lost his shine.
He has made 122 appearances, but he has also missed almost as many missed matches through injury during his time with Barca.
He has only just returned from a hamstring problem, having overcome a long-term knee issue.