According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Barcelona are in “advanced talks” to complete the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
As the transfer window approaches Thursday’s 11 p.m. deadline, the ex-Arsenal striker has emerged as Thomas Tuchel’s top striker target.
When speaking to the press on Monday, Tuchel called for Todd Boehly to deliver him two new additions before the market closes for business, with Aubameyang one of those, while the other would appear to be Wesley Fofana, whose £70m arrival from Leicester is close to being completed.
Raheem Sterling remains the Blues’ only attacking addition this window and they’ve looked short on quality up front this season, scoring five goals in four games, three which came against teams who finished in the bottom half last term.
Romano reckons that everything is good to go from Aubameyang’s side, with the deal appearing to be held up by Barcelona.
Fabrizio Romano told GIVEMESPORT: “For Aubameyang, there is an advanced negotiation with Barcelona. It’s already agreed on the player’s side and they’re working on very different things.”
According to Goal, the Catalan giants want €25 million, which should be no problem for the Londoners, who have already spent more than £150 million this window and will surpass the £200 million mark once Fofana’s transfer is confirmed.
Tuchel is a fan of Aubameyang, and the player is eager to reunite with his former manager, so it’s clear that it’s Barcelona who are holding up the deal.
Once the La Liga giants, who are keen on offloading the £13.5m-rated frontman, find a solution, there’s nothing right now to suggest that Aubameyang’s return to the Premier League won’t end up happening.