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Chelsea are reportedly set to launch an offer to sign FC Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the attacker only leaving Arsenal this January before joining the La Liga giants.

According to Gerard Romero via Twitch, the Blues are ready to make a €28m (£25m) bid to sign Aubameyang, with Thomas Tuchel a big fan of the Gabon international as Chelsea look to sign a striker to replace both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, who both left west London this summer.

Aubameyang worked with Tuchel during their time together at Borussia Dortmund with the German manager the one to convert the attacker from a winger into a centre-forward, a decision which turned the former Saint-Etienne star into one of Europe’s most prolific goalscorers.

As we know, though, Aubameyang was last season Arsenal’s captain, though Mikel Arteta stripped the attacker of the armband in December before the club terminated his contract in January to allow the forward to sign for Barcelona, with Chelsea now interested in the 33-year-old.

Despite earning a reported £288,000-a-week and Barcelona’s incredibly ludicrous financial situation, reports suggest that both the player and the club are not open to a transfer this summer, with Aubameyang eager to remain in Catalonia despite these uncertain times for the European giants.

Indeed, a move to Chelsea will be one of the biggest and most surprising deals of the summer considering Aubameyang’s links to Arsenal, yet with Tuchel desperate for a striker, Barcelona could be tempted to sell if the Blues come in with an enticing offer for the veteran attacker.

Chelsea could sign Aubameyang to cause Arsenal even more misery

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Arsenal have found their superstar striker this summer in Gabriel Jesus, and whilst the Brazilian has adapted to north London in incredible style, there’s no denying that former captain and leading man Aubameyang signing for Chelsea will sting for the Gunners.

After all, Aubameyang has an incredible goalscoring record which could easily be replicated in west London with Chelsea, and for Arsenal, their former captain and star forward could now be a reason the Gunners miss out on top-four should the Blues sign the Barcelona attacker.

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