Chelsea to hold talks with Barcelona over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Chelsea will meet with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Barcelona’s representatives TODAY over a move for the striker… who wants to join the Blues despite interest being shown from Manchester United

  • Chelsea are holding talks today over a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  
  • The Blues will meet with representatives for Barcelona and ex-Arsenal captain
  • The Gabonese striker is seen as the solution to Chelsea’s issues in attack
  • The forward has fallen in the pecking order since Robert Lewandowski’s arrival 

Chelsea will meet the agents of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang today as the club look to strike a deal for the Barcelona forward.

The Blues have identified the former Arsenal captain as a potential resolve to their issues up-front – having lost both Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku already this summer.

Todd Boehly is hopeful of finally being able to strike a deal with the Catalan side for Aubameyang, with talks set to take place this afternoon.

Chelsea will meet with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s representatives to discuss a move

Thomas Tuchel hopes to be re-united with Aubameyang – having worked together in Germany

The Blues’ shock interest in the ex-Arsenal striker emerged earlier this month as they continued their search for a new number nine. 

The departures of Werner and Lukaku have opened the door for a new player to lead their attack line – and Tuchel favours Aubameyang having spent time together at Borussia Dortmund. 

Manchester United have also held talks with Barcelona and the 33-year-old, who only moved to the Nou Camp on a free transfer in February.

Erik ten Hag is desperate for new signings after United’s disastrous start to the season and has identified Aubameyang as a target in attack. 

Todd Boehly is hoping to make the ex-Arsenal striker his sixth major coup of the summer

But Sportsmail understands the Gabon striker would snub interest from the Red Devils in favour of a move to west London if he were to leave LaLiga this summer. 

The ex-Arsenal star has scored 11 goals in 13 starts since joining the Catalan giants in January but has now fallen down the pecking order following the club’s £42.5million purchase of Robert Lewandowski and the need of cashing in on a few players.

Barcelona have been Europe’s biggest summer spenders despite the club going through a torrid financial crisis and over £1billion in debt.

The Aubameyang discussions will not the first time Barcelona and Chelsea have crossed paths this summer.

Aubameyang has fallen down the pecking order since Robert Lewandowski’s summer arrival

Both Barcelona and Chelsea were competed for the signings of Leeds’ Raphinha and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, with the Blues getting to the latter stages of both deals before the players sided with a move to Spain. 

As well, the Catalan side have been pursuing Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, having already signed Andreas Christensen, but their pursuits have been to no avail as of yet.

Perhaps the most well-known saga of the window has been Frenkie de Jong’s situation –  which the Blues looked to resolve by bringing him to Stamford Bridge, but a full agreement is yet to be reached.

Chelsea and Barcelona battled it out for the signature of winger Raphinha earlier this summer

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