Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is needed by Chelsea and could possibly be set to depart Barcelona (Image: Getty)
Chelsea are understood to be persevering with their curiosity in Aubameyang, with Thomas Tuchel nonetheless retaining a robust relationship with the 33-year-old from the pair’s Borussia Dortmund days.
Barcelona’s continued monetary issues leaves the Catalan giants nonetheless battling to steadiness the books, and offloading gamers stays a central a part of that train.
Robert Lewandowski’s arrival from Bayern Munich has left Barca comfy with Aubameyang leaving for the correct phrases.
Nou Camp bosses are, in accordance with PA, thought to need to push for upwards of £20million to let Aubameyang go away, however the Blues are additionally understood to have been inspired in the direction of making an inexpensive provide.
Chelsea might chase a mortgage deal by shouldering Aubameyang’s full wage packet, however Barca would probably be extra in favour of a everlasting switch.
The Blues, who host Antonio Conte’s Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, began the brand new marketing campaign with a 1-0 win at Everton however nonetheless need to add extra firepower to their ranks.
Tuchel has been closely concerned within the Blues’ recruitment this summer season, with new chairman and co-owner Todd Boehly appearing as interim sporting director.
Technical director Petr Cech opted to depart the membership on the finish of the Roman Abramovich period, and Tuchel has admitted the previous goalkeeper’s departure has left a niche off the sector.
‘We miss Petr lots; I noticed him within the final days and he is aware of from me instantly that we miss him lots.
‘I do know lots of people miss him lots. He was each day right here within the coaching centre and he was the one who lived the values and perspective of what it takes to be a prime competitor for Chelsea day-to-day.
‘He was an enormous assist for me, an unlimited help I by no means skilled earlier than in his type of honesty. Perhaps that is his key high quality. In all his effort he’s humble and tremendous sincere.
‘It was a incredible relationship however we have now to respect his determination. Perhaps now we have to type issues out, every part is new, the road of communication is new, all people must step up within the employees, not solely me, in accountability.’
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