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Transfer: Chelsea get major boost to sign Dembele as Barcelona reduces offer

Chelsea has received a major boost to sign Ousmane Dembele from FC Barcelona.

This is after the club drastically reduced the offer they initially made to the France international whose contract expires in 2 days.

The player is now set to make a final decision between joining Chelsea or staying at Camp Nou.

The player’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, held talks with Barcelona on Monday but the Catalan side have made its clear that nothing will be added to the contract offer they have on the table for him.

L’Equipe reports that Dembele has been offered a contract worth €6 million (£5.1m) a year, which is a drastic reduction on his current deal worth €11m (£9.5m) a year.

The report has it that Dembele is now seriously considering a rival offer from Chelsea.

The Blues want to make the French star one of their first marquee signings this transfer window following the club’s change in ownership.

Thomas Tuchel is also said to have remained a huge fan of Dembele having already managed the French winger during their time together at Borussia Dortmund.

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