Chelsea, who are in search of a top striker, are believed to have started negotiating with Borussia Dortmund to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Stamford Bridge. The Champions manager Antonio Conte has told Diego Costa that he is not in his plans and now the Blues need to find a replacement for their main goalscorer. Diego Costa missed the first day of Chelsea’s pre-season after staying in Brazil.
Sky Sports reported that “Chelsea offered chance to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £70m“, but it is still unclear whether there are negotiations between two clubs or Aubameyang is just a one of the names on the the Chelsea’s transfer list.
The current Premier League title holders have also been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid’s striker Alvaro Morata. However, any news about possible move for the player out of Santiago Bernabeu were very much speculations, as Morata himself has always dais that his top priority is to keep playing for Real Madrid.
After a month when he has been sent to Manchester be the media rumors the 24-year-old Alvaro Morata pledged his future to Los Blancos and told Marca that he will fight for his place in the team.
As Morata is not available, Chelsea turned their attention to the 28-year-old goalscoring machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, they are facing serious competition from Paris Saint-Germain, who have been tracking the Gabon international for quite some time. Aubameyang was on course to join Tianjin Quanjian in the Chinese Super League on a £71 million transfer. Still he’d probably choose to keep playing for any top club in Europe, such as the Premier League champions.