Chelsea have indeed expressed the desire to secure the services of the Barcelona frontman in these last few days of the transfer market, as coach Thomas Tuchel looks to find himself an ideal replacement for Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in the thick of discussion in Barcelona these last few days, with various outlets linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge by the end of the month.
Tuchel has experience managing Aubameyang in the past. In fact, the Gabonese international enjoyed arguably the most fruitful spell of his career under the German tactician, scoring 79 goals in 95 matches under him at Borussia Dortmund.
With Tuchel keen on a reunion at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Aubameyang in recent days. It appears a move could soon be in the offing, even though Barcelona have been able to register Jules Kounde, ending weeks of uncertainty.
A report from Gerard Romero has now offered an update on Aubameyang’s situation, suggesting the forward has already informed his close ones that he plans to make the trip to London in the near future.
This serves as a massive indicator of his desire to join Chelsea in the coming days. The forward does reportedly have an agreement in place with the Premier League giants.
Manchester United was mooted as another potential suitor for the forward, but the player prefers to play in the UEFA Champions League. His relationship with Tuchel might also play a key role in convincing him to join Chelsea by the end of the month.
Aubameyang’s sale could go a long way in helping Barcelona boost their pursuit of new fullbacks, as we head into the final few days before the transfer market slams to a shut.