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Barcelona offer deadline day update on Ousmane Dembele

The player does have options

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta has offered an update on Ousmane Dembele amid continued rumors about the Frenchman’s future.

The Catalan giants have just a few hours to try and find an exit for Dembele in January after already making it clear the 24-year-old is not in the club’s future plans.

Laporta says there are some options available to Dembele and also suggested that a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to go ahead.

There have been reports today that Chelsea have shown an interest in Dembele in a move that would see the Frenchman reunited with former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel.

Sky Sports have reported that the Blues have made an enquiry but reckon a “deal looks difficult to conclude at this late stage.” Meanwhile, ABC in Spain have claimed that a deal to take Dembele to Stamford Bridge is “99% done” and reckon he’ll sign a contract until June 2026.

It’s still unclear if a move for Dembele will actually materialize but there is more optimism that the Aubameyang deal can get done before the window finally closes. The striker is now expected to take a medical tonight in Barcelona.