It is an open secret that Chelsea need to sign a striker.
As per British media, Chelsea are linked with surprise move for Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international only joined Barcelona from Arsenal in January 2022 and his contract runs to June 2025.
In total, he has scored 13 goals and supplied one assist from 23 Barcelona matches.
The 33-year-old is the best football player in Gabon. His record for Gabon is also impressive. Aubameyang has scored 30 goals in 73 matches for Gabon at senior level.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Barcelona this summer and the list of suitors in the Gabon international continues to grow.
Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new striker and Aubameyang is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
The former Arsenal man is a dynamic striker, who possesses good technical skills and ball control. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Tuchel’s side.
According to the report, “Chelsea are reportedly considering a shock approach for Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. New Blues owner Todd Boehly started the window by signing forward Raheem Sterling from Manchester City. But it appears Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is still keen on bringing another striker to the club, after Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan on loan. The Premier League side missed out on Robert Lewandowski, who left Bayern Munich for Barcelona. But as a result, it has left Aubameyang’s future in doubt at the Nou Camp. According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are considering the former Arsenal captain as a target for the club. No bid is said to have been made but the Gabon international has emerged as a shock option.”
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The Blues have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Gabon international.
Barcelona will be ready to part ways with the striker should the right offer arrives.
Good signing for Chelsea?
Signing the 33-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Thomas Tuchel.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Chelsea.
How strong that interest is and whether Chelsea will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.