As the summer transfer window is approaching its business end, Premier League giants Chelsea have set their sights on FC Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The former Arsenal captain joined Barcelona in February 2022, however, has found it difficult to become a part of manager Xavi’s long-term plans. Meanwhile, Barcelona also needs to reduce their wage bills and selling the Gabonese seems like the best deal for all parties concerned.

While there was a doubt whether Aubameyang would agree to a move back to the Premier League, where has scored 68 goals across five seasons, it seems like the wheel is already turning. The move has also gained traction after Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted an update on a potential agreement between FC Barcelona and Chelsea.

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According to Romano, there was a meeting between Chelsea and Barcelona representatives on Thursday night, August 18, which turned out to be ‘very positive’ between the two parties. He also revealed that personal terms will not become a problem to strike a deal as both Chelsea and Aubameyang have agreed to contractual demands.

However, FC Barcelona consider Aubameyang to be worth €30 million, which the London-based side feels is ‘too high’. It remains to be seen whether the two sides can strike a bargain before the English transfer window shuts on August 31.

According to Gerard Romero, a deal will be reached with Chelsea for the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the coming days. The journalist also claims that apart from the Gabonese, Memphis Depay is also set to leave Camp Nou. This will help Barcelona to clear up as much as €13.5 million in net salary, helping them with their financial instability.

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Since American investor and businessman Todd Boehly took over at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have let both their strikers, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner leave. While Lukaku went back to Inter in a loan deal, Werner decided to join his former club RB Leipzig permanently. Thomas Tuchel’s side now faces a dilemma upfront regarding who to start, as it has been Kai Havertz, Raheem Sterling and youngster Armando Broja, who have played in the position since the season began.