Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League club.
However, the Blues and Barca have not come to an agreement over the fee. Although, the talks over the valuation are now advanced.
CHELSEA AND PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, the negotiations between Chelsea and Barcelona for Aubameyang are at an advanced stage. The report also states that both the clubs are close to reaching an agreement. It also adds that a fee between £15m and £25m is being discussed between the two clubs. The Blues want to include Marcos Alonso in a player-plus-cash deal.
However, Barcelona would prefer a straight cash deal. Hence, Chelsea are working hard to find a final agreement with the Catalan giants. The money from forward’s sale will help Barca financially. It will also help the La Liga club register their new signing Jules Kounde. Jules Kounde can leave the La Liga club if they are unable to register him on 31st August.
THOMAS TUCHEL HAS A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GABON FORWARD
The report adds that the former Arsenal forward is open to a return to the Premier League. He is also keen to reunite with Thomas Tuchel. The forward had a great relationship with Tuchel when he was at Borussia Dortmund. He is also likely to receive more first-team football at Chelsea. Tuchel has also revealed earlier that he has a close relationship with Aubameyang.
He said, “I enjoyed a lot working with him, it was a pleasure. This has nothing to do with the situation now, but some players stay your players because you were very, very close and Auba is one of those players,” Tuchel told reporters.”We had a very close relationship. Always when he played here with Arsenal, it was straight away this close bond. They always stay your players in a way and Auba is one of those players.”
Aubameyang may not be the only arrival at Chelsea in the final 10 days of the transfer window. The Blues are reportedly interested in Wesley Fofana and Antony Gordon. However, both the deals are progressing very slowly due to the unwillingness of Leicester and Everton.
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