Ousmane Dembele ‘chooses next club’ between Chelsea and Man United after Tottenham snub

Ousmane Dembele has chosen who he wants to join once he leaves Barcelona, according to reports.

Barcelona want Dembele to leave the club before Monday’s transfer deadline. The player is out of contract in the summer and he has been told he will not feature in any of Xavi’s match-day squads.

Dembele remains one of the most-expensive players of all time.

He joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for a fee that could rise to £135.5milllion.

However, his time at the club has been ravaged by injury problems.

A host of clubs have been linked with his signature in this transfer window.

L’Equipe, via Get French Football News, have given an update on the winger’s future.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea were offered the player this month but showed no interest in him.

Spurs were also offered Dembele but he was not keen on a move to north London.

Paris Saint-Germain are also linked with the France international.

But Dembele’s preference would be to stay at Barca until the summer and join Chelsea on a free transfer as per L’Equipe’s report.

Dembele played under Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel for a season at Borussia Dortmund.

Earlier this month, Tuchel admitted he would have liked to have managed Dembele longer than he did.

And the German revealed he had exchanged messages with the 24-year-old since they went their separate ways almost five years ago.

“He is a very good player when he is at his top level,” Tuchel said of Dembele.

“I am very fortunate to have trained him in my time at Dortmund.

“It was only one year, should have been longer. I needed to leave and he decided to leave.

“From there we are not in close contact, we have met here and there because of his duties for the French national team and of course I was in Paris.

“So this was more or less when they were preparing for national duty.

“It’s very close to Paris so this is where we met or exchanged some messages.

“He is in a situation I have absolutely no idea why he is in that situation, I have no idea what the situation or detail is.

“I know how I feel about it when it is about my players so it is better not to talk.”