Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel doesn’t agree with some Chelsea offices over top summer target
DailyMail reported that Chelsea is unsure whether to sign Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer this summer.
Stamford Bridge head coach, who has previously worked with Dembele at Borussia Dortmund,
However, believes he can get the best out of the French winger. The remains a long-time admirer of the ambidextrous winger.
However, the club’s hierarchy is unconvinced because he is not being chased by too many other clubs this summer.
Chelsea has had poor luck when it comes to recruiting forward players in recent years.
The likes of Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner, amongst others, have cost them a fortune but are yet to shine on a consistent basis for the club.
The Blues are also concerned by Dembele’s Barcelona spell which saw him run down his contract – a stint that was interrupted by frequent injuries.
He was a club-record (£97.5 million) signing for the Blues but the transfer has flopped massively so far.
Lukaku scored 15 goals in all competitions last season and failed to live up to the standards that were expected of him at the Bridge.
Tuchel now wants a second go at signing another forward player, Dembele
Barcelona paid £100million – in a deal that supposedly could have risen to stagger £135.5m [€147m] for the Frenchman back in 2017. He has scored 32 goals and assisted 34 more in 150 games for the Blaugrana.
Chelsea will be worried by these numbers and may think twice before landing him. What will make the deal much less complicated, however, is that the Blues will not have to shell out any transfer fee to land him.
A free transfer mitigates a lot of financial risks and adding a player of the coach’s choice goes a long way in instilling his confidence at the club.