Ousmane Dembele is set to stay at Barcelona until the end of the season, despite Chelsea make an enquiry about signing the winger on Deadline Day.
The Blues reignited their interest after hearing his potential move to Paris Saint-Germain had stalled.
But the lack of time, plus financial obstacles, meant a deal was always going to be tough to conclude on Monday, and talks ultimately failed to progress.
Chelsea do remain interested in signing Dembele in the summer, when he will be a free agent.
The France international’s contract expires at the end of the season, and he can now speak to clubs about signing a pre-contract ahead of a transfer in the summer.
More to follow…
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