Barca signed Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for £135.5m in 2017 but he has struggled to live up to the huge price tag.
A mix of injuries and lack of form has seen the 25-year-old miss many games for the Catalan club.
Now he’s officially a free agent after his Barcelona contract expires on June 30.
However, accepting this offer would mean the player would have to take a massive 40 percent pay cut.
As a free agent, Dembele can negotiate with any club he likes, with the winger said to be aware of interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
Meanwhile, the Blues have suffered a major blow in the pursuit of Leeds United’s Raphinha.
Despite the west London club agreeing a £55m deal with Leeds, rising to £60m for the Brazil international, Barca are reportedly ready to come up with a £60m package of their own.
Raphinha’s preferred destination is the Camp Nou and Barca are said to be hopeful of completing the deal.
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