According to reports, Chelsea will sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona on the final day of the transfer window in a player-plus-cash deal including Marcos Alonso.
After allowing Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to depart the club earlier in the transfer season, the Blues have spent a large portion of the summer looking for striking reinforcements.
Recently, Aubameyang has become their main target, as Barcelona is eager to get rid of the 33-year-old. As in order to reduce their pay bill after signing Robert Lewandowski to the team this summer.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea and the former Arsenal striker are about to reach an agreement. The deal is on a transfer that would see left-back Marcos Alonso go the other way while the Blues welcoming in Aubameyang.
Alonso will apparently join the Spanish powerhouses, and Chelsea will reportedly pay Barca a transfer price of about £6.4 million. According to reports, Thomas Tuchel’s team is prepared to grant Aubameyang a two-year contract
Along with the possibility of an additional year based on the number of appearances he makes in his second season with the club. The international from Gabon played for Arsenal for four seasons in the Premier League, scoring 68 goals in 128 games in the top level and 92 in 163 games overall.
Aubameyang on his way to Chelsea while Alonso nearing a move to Barcelona
The striker’s tenure in North London, however, came to a bitter end last season when he quarrelled with manager Mikel Arteta, And thus was demoted to vice-captain, and was later traded in the January transfer window.
Aubameyang scored 11 goals in just 17 games for Barcelona in the second half of the previous season, but since Lewandowski’s arrival, he has slipped down the lineup.
Alonso, on the other hand, joined Chelsea in 2016 and has since made almost 200 appearances for the team in all competitions, contributing 29 goals.
The 31-year-old has contributed to the club’s victories in the FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Premier League, Champions League, and Europa League throughout that period.
The Spaniard, who was replaced in the lineup by newcomer Marc Cucurella, has not appeared in either of Tuchel’s matchday squads thus far this season.
The Premier League’s highest spenders during the summer transfer window are Chelsea, who have also been connected to AC Milan’s Rafael Leao. Chelsea has already spent more than £240 million on new players.
They spent £50 million on Raheem Sterling as well as large sums of money on Wesley Fofana, Cucurella, and Kalidou Koulibaly, all of whom were defenders.
The Blues are currently ninth in the standings despite having dropped two of their first five Premier League games this year and giving up eight goals in the process.
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