Glen Johnson has claimed that Chelsea FC don’t “want” to signal a participant like Ousmane Dembele from FC Barcelona – however has instructed that the Blues should still be all in favour of a swap deal involving the France worldwide.
Dembele was strongly linked with a transfer away from the Camp Nou within the January switch window however a transfer did not materialise for the 24-year-old.
The 24-year-old’s present contract with the Spanish facet is about to run out on the finish of the season, that means that he might probably go away the membership on a free switch in the summertime.
Reports within the British media final month instructed that Chelsea FC had made a late enquiry about signing Dembele however a swap didn’t materialise earlier than the deadline.
Former Chelsea FC star Johnson believes that Chelsea FC don’t essentially must signal a participant in Dembele’s place, however he feels that the Blues might nonetheless probably make a transfer in the event that they had been in a position to make some house of their squad.
Talking in an interview with bettingodds.com, Johnson stated when requested about Dembele: “I don’t assume Chelsea want him, however I believe he might assist. He’s clearly an incredible participant.
“Christian Pulisic isn’t actually occurring in the intervening time. Timo Werner’s probably not occurring in the intervening time.
“So should you’ve received a participant who can are available in and push all of them for locations and possibly they may commerce one the opposite approach, I reckon Chelsea can be all in favour of Dembele.”
Chelsea FC boss Thomas Tuchel was requested immediately whether or not the Blues had tried to signal Dembele in January not too long ago and the German head coach insisted that he had not made contact with the participant.
Talking final week, Tuchel said: “I didn’t have contact with Ousmane to reply your query very immediately. There was no contact in winter. There was no contact between us.”
Dembele has been restricted to only 4 begins in La Liga for FC Barcelona this season and he has made three appearances within the Champions League for the Spanish outfit.