Chelsea have been linked with a stunning move for former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The striker only left England in January to join Barcelona, but is already on the possible list of outgoings from Catalonia as Juan Laporta tries to shift some of the financial issues, even temporarily.
Thomas Tuchel also isn’t hiding his desperation for reinforcements at Chelsea. He has been extremely public with his desire for not only new signings but also an exodus of outgoings as well as the transfer window enters its final month.
As Tuchel looks for a short-term answer to his goalscoring problems, with Kai Havertz and Armando Broja only scoring 14 goals between them last term, Aubameyang is the image of a proven goalscorer. In his time at Arsenal he scored 92 times in 163 matches with a strike rate of more than one in every two league games as well.
His tally of 22 league goals in 2018/19 is more than any Chelsea striker has managed since Didier Drogba in 2010 and is the second highest total reached by any player managed by Tuchel for a full season.
This has kept Tuchel keen on the player and the manager has spoken glowingly about him several times since coming to Chelsea, saying in December: “I will, I will at some point. [contact Aubameyang] But, you know, I don’t want to also disturb [him]