Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele has fueled rumors of a move at Chelsea by calling Thomas Tuchel a ‘favourite manager’.
The Frenchman labored with Tuchel throughout his 2016/17 Borussia Dortmund season.
They finished third within the Bundesliga and received the German Cup, beating Eintracht Frankfurt within the final.
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Dembele went on to safe a big-money move to Barcelona in August 2017, whereas Tuchel turned Paris Saint-Germain’s coach the next year.
Their careers have assorted tremendously since then. Dembele has struggled with accidents at Camp Nou, limiting him to just 9 appearances in all competitions last season.
Though he loved extra success this season, he nonetheless hasn’t backed up his massive £ 120 million switch charge with Barca.
By distinction, Tuchel received the domestic treble with PSG last season earlier than being dismissed due to the rising tensions with the membership hierarchy.
He took over at Chelsea in January and is close to taking them to the Champions League final.
Talking of his future to beIN Sports activities (through Specific), Dembele said: “I am happy in Barcelona, we’ll see what occurs within the future.”
When requested about his relationship with Tuchel, the 23-year-old continued: “Tuchel really satisfied me that he’s my favourite manager.
“With Tuchel, I played a bit of extra on the precise side on the start of the season, and then I used to be moved extra centrally, within the tenth place, typically even in the midst of the three-pitch.
“And he advised me to stay a bit of extra centered, get espresso like he used to inform me, the ball will come to you and you then’ll go.”
Dembele’s unlucky scenario in Barca has led to rumors of a move within the Premier League. He has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United a Liverpool.
The Blues spent big last summer time, bringing within the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.
However they may enhance their squad additional within the coming months like Tuchel is seeking to make the squad his own.
Dembele is among the top names on their switch shortlist, side by side Inter Milan is Romelu Lukaku.