Report: Chelsea only want to pay half the asking price for "amazing" player

Report: Chelsea getting ready to move forwards with interest in 'amazing' player, want to pay £10.5m

Chelsea are reportedly getting ready to make their move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s a player Barcelona value at £21million.

According to The Telegraph, the Blues are preparing to step up interest in Barcelona’s 33-year-old forward.

It is understood that Spanish giants Barca have a £21million price tag on him.

The report explains Chelsea are only keen to pay half (£10.5million) that on a transfer for him, though.

As it stands, Thomas Tuchel’s side are yet to actually launch their first bid to try bring him to Stamford Bridge.

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Barcelona value Aubameyang at £21million

Despite the fact Aubameyang is now 33, Barcelona’s valuation of him makes sense when you consider his situation.

The Gabon international only joined the La Liga side back in February on a free transfer, with his current contract not expiring until 2025.

The financial situation Barcelona find themselves under is one that’s widely spoken about, so could Chelsea try drive a bargain for one of their players?

Described as “amazing” by Bukayo Saka, Aubameyang would be worth every penny of his £21million asking price if he gets anywhere near his best.

The centre-forward was prolific for years at both Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. He started his Barcelona career with 13 goals in just 23 matches, too.

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Raheem Sterling played the opening day of the season through the centre of attack in a false-nine position.

Elsewhere, the likes of Kai Havertz and Armando Broja are options in the Blues squad to play at striker.

However, most supporters agree the current Chelsea squad really needs a centre-forward added to it to be really competitive this year.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.