BARCELONA star Ousmane Dembele could stay at the Catalan giants after accepting a pay cut instead of joining Chelsea.
That's according to Spanish outlet Sport who claim he is willing to reject better deals from other clubs in order to stay with Barcelona.
They say a meeting will take place in the coming days between Dembele's agent and Barca representatives as they aim to agree a deal.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea but despite larger proposals on the table he is committed to staying at the Nou Camp.
Dembele did want a new contract to be worth £67million but in a change of heart he may lower his wage demands.
However, he could still leave the club as Barcelona are coping with financial difficulties.
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They have had to rely on free transfers lately and the signing of ex-Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has helped convince Dembele to stay.
Since Aubameyang's arrival Barca have climbed the La Liga table up to 2nd place.
Although there have been recent stumbling blocks after getting knocked out the Europa League in the quarter-final and suffering three home losses in a row.
Chelsea were keen on the Dembele after he worked with Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund.
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The Frenchman even named Tuchel as his favourite coach but the move could now be in jeopardy.
Chelsea are currently unable to negotiate any new deals under the sanctions imposed on owner Roman Abramovich.
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