Through its coach Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea reacted to the possibility of recruiting Gabonese striker from FC Barcelona Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Tuchel would have given his approval, but…
Chelsea management have their sights set on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. In search of a new striker to compensate for Romelu Lukaku’s departure from Inter Milan, the club from the London capital is thinking of the Gabonese striker from FC Barcelona. As revealed by journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have started talks about an arrival of the former Arsenal player, under contract until June 2025. What about the track leading to the former resident of the French championship and AS Saint-Etienne? According to daily news Sportthe interest shown by the formation which evolves at Stamford Bridge would be such that its trainer Thomas Tuchel, who had rubbed shoulders with Lavallois on a daily basis during his time on the bench of Borussia Dortmund, would have given the green light to his management for his recruitment. .
Crossed out by Lewandowski
Facing the media this Friday, the German technician was unsurprisingly not so categorical, quite the contrary. “I would be interested in the 79 goals in fact (scored by Aubameyang under his orders with BVB, editor’s note). But I will not comment on the links between Auba and Chelsea.” If the winner of the 2021 Champions League scrutinizes the file, will the Blaugrana be open to a departure? Nothing is less sure. Recruited free last January by the Catalans, after leaving Arsenal, the recently retired international scored 13 goals in 23 games in all competitions during the second half of the 2021-2022 season, including 11 goals in 17 La Liga games. If he stays on the Camp Nou side, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will face competition from Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, defector from Bayern Munich for 45 million euros and likely holder of the position of number 9.
Thomas Tuchel on Aubameyang deal as he scored 79 goals at Dortmund: “I would be interested in the 79 goals actually”. 🔵🔛 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2022