Transfer-linked Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele has, this weekend, hinted that he intends to remain at the club through the summer.
The long-running saga surrounding the future of wide-man Dembele is of course set to come to an imminent conclusion.
This comes with the Frenchman, amid a frankly underwhelming stint at the Camp Nou to date, set to see the terms of his contract expire come the end of the month.
Owing to a head-turning resurgence over the 2nd half of the campaign, it is understood that Xavi Hernandez and co. have changed their tune when it comes to Dembele’s future, now hopeful of the Frenchman staying put.
The intentions of the 25-year-old himself, though, have long remained unclear, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United all waiting in the wings in the case of Dembele opting for a new challenge.
Some outlets have even gone as far as to suggest that one of the aforementioned clubs, in the form of Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea, are close to reaching an agreement with the explosive attacker.
As alluded to above, though, on Saturday, Dembele himself hinted very much to the contrary.
In footage captured by a member of the Barcelona faithful, the ex-Borussia Dortmund sensation was drawn on his future whilst stopped at a set of traffic lights in his car.
And Dembele went on to confirm to the individual in question that he intends to remain a Blaugrana player, in a potential blow to all associated with Chelsea.
Check out footage of the exchange below:
- “Are you staying in Barcelona? Yes”
- “Heard anything about Chelsea?” *Shakes head*
- “You do not want to work with Tuchel? I’m fine in Barcelona”