Chelsea could sign one more from Raphinha or Ousmane Dembele this summer, a transfer insider believes Dean Jones.
Barcelona are keen to sign the former and are trying to agree a new contract with the latter but Jones still backs the Blues to win at least one of the two.
What’s the latest news regarding Raphinha?
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea and Todd Boehly are focused on deals for Raphinha and Raheem Sterling. It comes after the west London club agreed a £55million fee with Leeds United to sign the Brazilian.
However, Raphinha is believed to be awaiting a move to Barcelona, who are also interested in signing him.
As for Dembele, he is currently a free agent after his contract at the Camp Nou expires, although club president Joan Laporta has confirmed that a new offer is on the table.
“If he accepts the conditions that we put forward then he will go ahead, if not then no,” Laporta recently told Mundo Deportivo (via 90min).
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What did Jones say about Raphinha, Dembele and Chelsea?
Jones expects Chelsea to sign either Raphinha or Dembele before the transfer window closes.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist said: “Barcelona will believe they can have both because Barcelona believe they could have anyone and everyone, so fair game for them.
“I’m not ruling out both guys for Chelsea. It’s hard for me not to see Raphinha or Dembele end up at Chelsea.”
Who is Chelsea more likely to end up with??
All in all, Dembele, who is said to be on Thomas Tuchel’s attacking target list, seems like the much easier transfer.
The Frenchman’s contract has expired so Chelsea don’t have to negotiate with a club to sign him, while there is obviously that link with Tuchel who is clearly a fan of his former player.
Speaking about Dembele earlier this year, amid speculation to link the 25-year-old with a move to Stamford Bridge, the German said (via EUROSPORT): “He’s a very good player and I’m very happy to having coached him during my time at Dortmund.
“It was only a year, it should have been longer, but I had to go and he chose to go.”
There’s no guarantee Chelsea will sign Dembele this summer but with Raphinha adamant about joining Barcelona, the France international sees the France international as the more attainable player from the attacking duo, who have scored 110 goals together in their senior career out.
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