Chelsea now put £250k-a-week superstar on their transfer wishlist, he's 'very close' with Thomas Tuchel already - journalist

Chelsea are now reportedly considering Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a transfer target.

According to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, the Blues have now set their sights on the 33-year-old superstar as a potential candidate to lead the line at Stamford Bridge next season.

It is understood there’s already discussions on Aubameyang’s side, but Chelsea are yet to actually submit a bid.

Aubameyang, who’s very familiar to English audiences from his time at Arsenal, is the latest attacker to be linked with Chelsea during a manic window.

Chelsea considering Aubameyang

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‘Auba’ scored 92 goals in only 163 Arsenal appearances, so he’s a striker that knows where the back of the net is.

He’s netted 13 goals in 23 Barcelona games so far, but could a swift return to England now be on the cards?

It’s obvious that the Chelsea fanbase are desperate for the club to sign a new No.9 in this window because a huge void has emerged since taking the decision to loan out Romelu Lukaku. Not many will have seen Aubameyang as a possible option, though.

Tuchel relationship

(GERMANY OUT) 27.05.2017, Fussball GER, DFB Pokal, Finale, Eintracht Frankfurt – Borussia Dortmund 1-2, Trainer Thomas Tuchel (Borussia Dortmund), li., und Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) (Photo by Team 2 Sportphoto/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

It’s unclear at this stage on how likely this deal actually is to happening, but it’s interesting to note Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel previously coached Aubameyang when the pair were at Borussia Dortmund.

Tuchel even explained last year that he remains “very close” with the £250,000-a-week Barcelona star.

“He( Aubameyang) was a very important player for me and I still have a very close relationship with him.” Tuchel said in December, 2021.

Some Arsenal fans rallied together last year to suggest Chelsea should buy Aubameyang, but it would be interesting to hear how they would react to last night’s breaking news.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.