Chelsea have launched shock talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Barcelona could sign new arrivals after six months to sell the former striker who worked with Thomas Tuchel at Dortmund.
- Chelsea have opened talks with Barcelona over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
- Chelsea have acquired the services of Raheem Sterling this summer
- But Thomas Tuchel is looking for another striker after Romelu Lukaku left on loan.
- Todd Bohley’s future at the Nou Camp is in doubt, so they want Aubameyang
- However, Sportsmail understands Aubameyang wants to stay at Barcelona.
Chelsea are said to have opened talks with Barcelona as they are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the transfer window closes.
Chelsea have secured the services of Raheem Sterling but Thomas Tuchel is keen to add another striker following the departure of Romelu Lukaku.
Aubameyang, who only joined in February, wants to stay at Barcelona but is a player they are willing to raise money to sign their new signings.
according to Fabrizio RomanoChelsea have contacted Barcelona to start negotiations with Aubameyang as a new striker.
Chelsea have opened talks with Barcelona to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
New Chelsea owner Todd Bohli held talks with Barcelona chiefs about transfers earlier this summer.
The Premier League giants have not made an official offer for the former Arsenal captain. However, Tuchel has a close relationship with Aubameyang during his time at Dortmund and Chelsea may try to use this to their advantage.
Bohli is pushing us to seal the deal as he is keen to offer Tuchel everything he wants – left-back, right-back, centre-back, midfielder and forward.
Bully has not had as much success as he would have liked in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea have secured the services of Raheem Sterling but Thomas Tuchel (right) is keen to add another striker to his squad following the departure of Romelu Lukaku (left).
So Chelsea owner Todd Bohly (above) has turned his sights on signing Aubameyang, with his stay at the Nou Camp in doubt.
He has struggled to improve in negotiations with top-flight clubs this summer and subsequently lost a number of key players following the departures of Petr Cech and Marina Granovskaya – bringing more financial prudence and market knowledge to the table.
Chelsea decided to switch to Aubameyang after Bohly missed out on signing Robert Lewandowski.
The former Bayern Munich striker has decided to join Barcelona in a £42.5m deal instead of joining Tuchel’s side.
Tuchel (right) worked with Aubameyang (left) during his time at Borussia Dortmund and has previously spoken highly of the former Arsenal captain.
Considering that Aubameyang has scored 68 goals in 128 Premier League appearances, he could be seen as a good option.
He got his hands on the Golden Boot to share the award in 2018-2019, joining Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio.
However, Aubameyang’s time in the English top flight ended on a sour note after he was suspended by Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.
Chelsea decided to switch to Aubameyang after Bohly missed out on signing Robert Lewandowski – who joined Barcelona instead of the Premier League giants.
Aubameyang has not played for the Gunners for three months and Arteta has been stripped of his Arsenal captaincy when he leaves in February 2022.
The 33-year-old scored 92 goals in 163 games for Arsenal, but his time at the club was marred by disciplinary infractions.
The Gabonese international has been ‘responsible’ by the club after breaking the rules to get a Covid-19 tattoo.
Aubameyang left Arsenal after being suspended from the squad by manager Mikel Arteta.
He signed for Barcelona and hit the ground running, scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
On several occasions, he has seen himself demoted to the bench for being late.
Aubameyang wasn’t the first Arsenal player to distance himself from Arteta, along with Mesut Ozil and Matteo Gundouzi.
However, Aubameyang turned his life around at Barcelona – scoring 13 goals in all competitions to help his new club secure a Champions League place.