Report: Chelsea will find out this week if they can sign £250k-a-week striker, his manager wants to keep him
Chelsea will reportedly find out this week if they’ve got a chance of signing Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during this summer transfer window.
According to The Telegraph, the Blues will soon get a clearer understanding on if the 33-year-old can be snapped up from the Camp Nou.
It is explained that Chelsea and Barcelona will hold conversations this week about the centre-forward.
The report adds Barca manager Xavi Hernandez would prefer to keep Aubameyang during this window, but it’s likely that he or teammate Memphis Depay will be sold following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski.
Chelsea chance of signing Aubameyang
The Aubameyang transfer saga looks set to be unravelled further this week.
It’s been previously claimed that the Barcelona frontman would be open to making the move to Stamford Bridge if Chelsea bid for him.
He’s scored 13 goals in 23 appearances in Barcelona colours since joining in the New Year, but the ex-Arsenal man could be offered a quick route back to the Premier League.
The quick attacker was prolific during four years at Arsenal, netting 92 goals in 163 games.
Will he be the latest in a long line of players to represent both the Gunners and Chelsea?
Worth the risk?
Chelsea’s search for a prolific No.9 feels like a never-ending story that always ends in disappointment.
Aubameyang, who earns £250,000-a-week, would surely be another expensive risk for the Blues. It’s unclear at this stage how much he would actually cost, though.
He’s someone that has an amazing CV and has scored so many goals during his long career, but that doesn’t always equate into success in a Chelsea shirt.
Thomas Tuchel’s squad are crying out for another forward to make them a greater attacking threat.