Fabrizio Romano has stated that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now agreed on a move to join Marseille this summer.
He took to Twitter to claim that the Blues will allow him to leave for free, with him set to arrive at the Ligue 1 side tonight.
It has been widely expected that Aubameyang’s time at Stamford Bridge would only last a season, and it will certainly not go down as a memorable one.
After being brought in off the back of a request of former manager Thomas Tuchel, the striker played one game before the German was sacked.
This should perhaps have gone down as a sign of things to come for the Gabon international at Stamford Bridge, as he only went on to find the net three times in all competitions.
Only one of these came in the Premier League too, and his conduct off the pitch began to see him burn bridges with the Chelsea supporters who were hoping to be backing him.
Aubameyang set for Marseille
After a demoralising 2-2 draw with Everton, he was spotted less than 24 hours later celebrating with his former Barcelona teammates after they picked up a big win in Spain.
It was always thought that it would be the end of his time here, although Romano has stated they even let him leave for free to just get him off the books.
He said: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to join Olympique Marseille, here we go!
“Auba will sign three-year deal, as called two days ago — until June 2026. Chelsea will let him leave for free, told Auba will arrive tonight at OM camp then undergo medical tests on Thursday.”
The Blues will be hoping the combination of Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja can do the job up front for them for the upcoming campaign.