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Barcelona running out of time to persuade Ousmane Dembele to stay with winger’s deal set to expire

Barcelona are running out of time to convince Ousmane Dembele to stay at Chelsea, target has yet to agree on contract extension

  • Barcelona yet to make progress in contract talks with Ousmane Dembele
  • The winger’s current contract is about to expire and Chelsea are interested in signing him
  • Barcelona boss Xavi determined to keep Dembélé, but time is running out

Barcelona are running out of time to convince Ousmane Dembele to stay after their latest efforts have fueled further frustration.

Dembele’s agent Moussa Sissoko traveled to Barcelona on Monday morning for another meeting to discuss a possible contract extension after previous offers had been rejected.

With Barca coach Xavi pushing for an agreement, Sissoko made the trip after previously making it clear that no agreement could be reached under the current circumstances.

Barcelona have yet to convince winger Ousmane Dembele to sign a new contract

Barcelona have yet to convince winger Ousmane Dembele to sign a new contract

Xavi even interrupted his holiday to ensure he attended the meeting, as he has made the France international his right-wing priority.

No progress was made, however, as Barcelona reiterated that it was difficult to make an improved offer due to financial constraints.

Barcelona manager Xavi is eager to have Dembele as part of his plans for next season

Barcelona manager Xavi is eager to have Dembele as part of his plans for next season

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel interested in signing the winger for free this summer

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel interested in signing the winger for free this summer

They are still unable to register Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie due to the FFP and La Liga salary caps, despite agreeing to sign both as free agents for Chelsea and AC Milan respectively. New negotiations are now underway to reformulate their contracts to try to have Christensen and Kessie play.

Dembele plans to make a decision on his future soon with several clubs, including Chelsea, who are interested.

Barca are looking to take a few days to evaluate possible ways to offer better terms and give themselves a chance to reach an agreement, but the player is adamant he will look elsewhere if the club submit their proposal by the end of this week cannot improve.



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