Ousmane Dembélé is out of contract at Barcelona next summer and the efforts made by the Catalan club to retain the winger are yet to yield any results.

Newcastle United and Manchester United have been credited with interest in the 24-year-old in recent weeks.

Two days ago, we relayed news from the Catalan press that the north London club have joined the race to sign the player.

Mundo Deportivo now state Chelsea are ‘pushing’ for the France international and from the Camp Nou, they ‘suspect’ that Thomas Tuchel is behind’ his former player.

The pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund in the past and the newspaper suggests they could reunite next year.

The manager’s presence could even see the France international’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, weigh in towards the Blues over other ‘English offers’ he is handling.

A list of clubs is then provided, among which is Antonio Conte’s side. Despite an offer from Tottenham for the attacker, a move there is not contemplated at the moment.

That’s because Tottenham, United and Newcastle ‘do not guarantee as much’ as the current Champions League holders, for the possibility of Dembélé to ‘reach high levels, a considerable salary and a context in which he feels empowered by the coach’.