Chelsea have reportedly been given a clearer run at Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, who is out of contract in the summer. The former Borussia Dortmund winger is yet to agree new terms with the Spanish giants and is set to leave on a free transfer at the end of month.
This has alerted a number of teams to his services, including Chelsea, who have a long-standing interest in the French star. Barcelona have admitted there are currently no talks between Dembele's agent and the club.
“Dembele's future will be known by him and his agents, I have my own personal opinion on this matter, but it is beside the point," said Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany. “There is no news about him, just like in the last six or seven months. There is no negotiation with Dembele’s representative at the moment.”
Chelsea eye Bastoni transfer
Chelsea are interested in signing Inter Milan centre-half Alessandro Bastoni in the summer transfer window, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, via GIFN. However, the reports claims that the 23-year-old has also courted the attention of Tottenham.
Due to financial problems, Inter were ushered into the sale of Romelu Lukaku in the summer. And, it's believed that the aforementioned issues are still at large, with the club reportedly hoping to sacrifice just one player in the upcoming transfer window.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport earlier this month, Inter want to walk away from the upcoming window with a €60 million-€70 million profit. Bastoni is valued at £60m by CIES Football Observatory.
The report adds that they also want to cut the wage bill by 10 to 15 percent. La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that it will be ‘inevitable’ that one of the big names at the club is moved on.
Paris Saint-Germain would not be opposed to the sale of Neymar in the upcoming transfer window, according to L'Equipe. However, the report claims that the Brazil international currently has no intention of leaving Les Parc des Princes.
The 30-year-old, who sees his contract in Paris expire in June 2025, has featured 28 times for the French outfit this season, directly contributing towards 21 goals. He's lifted 12 honours for PSG, though has failed to wrap blue, red and white ribbons around the Champions League.
Todd Boehly, who has agreed to a £4.25billion deal to buy the west London club, is expected to 'push for A-list signings' to mark a new era at Stamford Bridge, according to the MailOnline. And, it's been speculated among Chelsea fans that the LA Dodgers owner should kickstart the summer by signing Neymar.