Boehly now wants to find out more about signing 'world class' striker, talks happening this week – Romano

Fabrizio Romano has claimed on Twitter that Todd Boehly is keen to learn more about the potential signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Barcelona man has been touted in the last few weeks as a shock last-minute addition to the Chelsea camp, with there certainly being a goal threat missing from the club’s current options.

This is certainly not the case in Aubameyang, with him even proving in his short spell in La Liga so far that he has not lost a beat from his prolific Arsenal days.

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He is admittedly better regarded for his time in the Premier League, where Gary Neville described him as “world-class.”

Thomas Tuchel has experience working with the Gabonese international too, and is reportedly pushing for a reunion at Stamford Bridge.

However, Romano claims owner Boehly wants an understanding of the deal before they make any sort of big bid.

Boehly wants Aubameyang clarity

He said: “Chelsea have scheduled new round of talks with Pierre Aubameyang’s camp this week. Todd Boehly wants to understand conditions of the deal also on personal terms, then it will be time to submit bid to Barça. 

“Barcelona want around €30m. Xavi, still pushing to keep Auba.”

The Blues are still looking to fit a number of deals into the last couple of weeks of the transfer window, with them keen to add in a number of positions.

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They have had a pair of bids rejected for Everton’s Anthony Gordon, with the Toffees expected to be holding out for £50m to let him go.

There is then of course the ongoing negotiations over Wesley Fofana, with the Blues still hoping to get the 21-year-old over the line before the end of the month.

It has been claimed that they have confidence that the deal will be eventually be done, and adding him as well as potentially Aubameyang would result in a sensational window for the Blues.

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