The Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate to seen Antonio Conte get underway with the big deals this summer as he looks to prepare a side capable of returning strong in the Champions League.
With that in mind, the Blues have been set their price to land a deal for exciting Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele, who both Conte and former Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho have been linked with this summer.
According to Telefoot, the German side have slapped a €90m (£79m) valuation on the 20-year-old, meaning the Premier League champions would have to smash their £50m club-record fee in order to engineer a deal.
The former Stade Rennais man burst onto the scene in the Bundesliga under Thomas Tuchel last season, scoring ten goals and assisting a further 21 in all competitions, including the opening goal in the German Cup final which Der BVB went on to win 2-1.
Our landlord reckons that, while Chelsea are looking to add depth ahead of the new season, such a fee for Dembele is out of the question after just one season at the top.
Blues fans, we want to hear from you! What do you make of Dembele? Should Conte fork out the asking price? Let us know…