Barcelona have been left frustrated in their ongoing efforts to secure Ousmane Dembélé’s long-term future. His current deal expires at the end of the season.

The winger continues to attract interest from England, as the stalemate between him and the La Liga side over a renewal continues. Chelsea are one of the Premier League sides looking at the 24-year-old.

On January 11th, we covered claims made by L’Equipe that the Blues are leading the chase for the player’s signature.

Wednesday’s edition of the same newspaper explains talks between the Catalan club and the France international ‘will continue for several weeks or even several months’.

The former Borussia Dortmund man has set his conditions, and Xavi Hernández’s side aren’t willing to fully meet the demands made by Dembélé.

Barca, for their part, have proposed a five-year deal that will make him the highest paid player at the Camp Nou. While the negotiations continue, the Frenchman appears to have a market in England.

According to Wednesday’s edition of L’Equipe, Chelsea are ‘particularly among the strong candidates’ to land the current Barcelona attacker. It’s even claimed the player has ‘never hidden his desire’ to play in the Premier League.

Dembélé played under Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund and should he decide to join the Champions League winners, the World Cup winner can reunite with the German coach at Stamford Bridge.