Dembele wants to leave Dortmund with Chelsea and Manchester United in the hunt
Ousmane Dembele wants out of Borussia Dortmund after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel – and the France striker could be heading for Chelsea or Manchester United.
According to Eurosport France, 20-year-old Dembele will not be joining Barcelona, despite some suggestions to the contrary, with Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert.
Dembele showed his class and scored his first international goal, the winner in France’s 3-2 victory over England in their friendly international on Paris on June 13, and is determined to push through on a move away from the Bundesliga giants after Tuchel’s departure.
According to our sources, he has been badly affected by the exit of Tuchel, the man who brought him to Germany from Rennes for €15m on a five-year contract a year ago.
Dortmund are likely to demand €80m to sanction the release of the player, but such a figure won’t put off Chelsea or United.
The former Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year rejected the chance to join Leicester City a year ago, but could be willing to move to one of the traditional powerhouses in the English game.