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EXCL: Ousmane Dembele DRAMA, Chelsea bid for Premier League star, big week ahead for potential Arsenal deal, and more

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More Ousmane Dembele drama as €50m clause expires

Let’s start with more drama on the Ousmane Dembele after yesterday’s bomb news that he’d said yes to Paris Saint-Germain. As I said yesterday, there was always the feeling among sources that PSG and Barcelona would not complete a deal in time with La Liga for his €50m release clause. This clause has now expired, so the timing was always short and now PSG and Barca will have some days to complete an agreement for Dembele.

As for the player, he’s sent a formal communication to inform Barcelona that he’s negotiating with PSG, though the reality is he already has an agreement with PSG, so now it’s down to the clubs to close the deal. Let’s see how this story will develop in the next few days.

What’s the latest on Chelsea’s search for a new goalkeeper?

Chelsea sent an official bid yesterday to Brighton for goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. Chelsea always had him on their list, they always considered him as a cheap and smart option, even when they also considered Andre Onana. Now Chelsea have decided to make a bid, but they’re currently keeping the amount quiet. Still, it’s concrete because the player wants the move, so negotiations are ongoing and there are positive feelings. Chelsea are confident on the Sanchez deal.

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