Chelsea target Dembele, has maintained his mojo with 22 goals this term in 42 outings across all competitions (stats via Transfermarket). His form and finesse grabbed the attention of a host of Premier League hotshots including Manchester United and Arsenal alongside the West London Blues.
Although he was valued at around €100m initially, the financial climate has changed drastically in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The striking sensation is now available for €50m which is more realistic and achievable considering his sharpness high up the pitch as well as the ability to spearhead the attack as an outright ‘number 9’.
Chelsea, however, must topple their ‘top four’ rivals to rope in Dembele. as we got Tammy Abraham, Michy Batshuayi and veteran Olivier Giroud to lead the line but, at the same time, require more stability upfront with Giroud nearing his mid-thirties and Batshuayi failing to live up to the hype.
Abraham, though impressive, is too young to deliver week in week out and the addition of the former Les Bleus youth international would be a significant boost in the Blues’ quest for the silverware.
However, Chelsea had a transfer ban last summer but are free to splash the cash this term to bolster the squad. Frank Lampard has done a commendable job with limited resource and therefore, deserve financial backing to take the London giants a step forward.
The season is set to resume in June and the Blues must ensure a Champions League berth in order to attract top-notch talents across Europe.