Chelsea transfer target and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele has a €50m release clause valid for next summer. During the summer transfer window, the London giants were interested in signing France international who was out of the deal after his Blaugrana contract expired.
Eventually, Ousmane signed another deal with the Catalan giants, but it’s now being reported that a release clause was included which could see him leave as early as the end of the campaign. Dembele’s release clause in his deal is only €50m and will activate next year, meaning the Blues could secure themselves a bargain.
If the 25-year-old forward can prove his fitness at Camp Nou for a year, after struggling with a few injuries, then it could be the perfect situation for the Blues. However, according to a report, there is a clause in the French winger’s deal at the Spanish club which leaves the door open to an exit.
Signing the Frenchman during the summer may have been seen as a bit of a risk, with the attacker having a fair amount of fitness issues, so if he completes a season with little interruption and finds the sort of form we all know he can produce, then the Blues could swoop in and bring him to Chelsea next summer.
This hands the Blues a lifeline should they look to reignite interest in the former Borussia Dortmund winger. Graham Potter has since replaced Thomas Tuchel at the helm of Stamford Bridge and it stays to be seen whether Dembele is still of interest to the club. There’s a €50m release clause in Ousmane’s contract which is valid for next summer.