Barcelona price Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Chelsea mull offer for ex-Arsenal striker ahead of potential reunion with Thomas Tuchel


Barcelona have reportedly named their price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Chelsea interested in a transfer for the striker.

The Catalan club are hoping to recoup £21million for the 33-year-old despite signing on a free transfer in January.

Chelsea could bid for Aubameyang before transfer window ends, Barcelona wanted £21m for his services
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Chelsea are in the market to attack reinforcements after the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner this summer and are considering the former Arsenal man as an option.

According to journalist Toni JuanmartiThey have now seen a £12million offer rejected, but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea would be willing to pay the requested fee for a player in the later stages of his career who would be receiving a big salary.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel managed Aubameyang during their time at Borussia Dortmund and has fond memories of their time at the Bundesliga club.

“I enjoyed working with him [Aubameyang] a lot, it was a pleasure. I’ve never had a problem,” Tuchel said when asked about his relationship with the Gabonese international.

“Some players stay your players because you work very, very close, Auba is one of those players. We had a very close relationship.

“Always when we’ve played him here with Arsenal there’s always been that close bond. They always remain your players in a way, Auba is one of those guys.

Barcelona price Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Chelsea mull offer for ex-Arsenal striker ahead of potential reunion with Thomas Tuchel
Tuchel managed Aubameyang during their time together at Borussia Dortmund and still shares a close relationship
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Tuchel’s words did little to quash rumors of a swoop for Aubameyang and with the transfer window entering its final weeks and Barcelona keen on a sale, the striker could soon make an early return to London .

Aubameyang had his contract terminated in January by mutual agreement so he could push ahead with his move to Barcelona.

His departure from north London was partly due to a number of disciplinary issues which saw him lose the captaincy of Arsenal.

Barcelona price Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Chelsea mull offer for ex-Arsenal striker ahead of potential reunion with Thomas Tuchel
Signing Robert Lewandowski means Aubameyang has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp
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Aubameyang has scored 11 goals in 17 La Liga games, helping Xavi’s men climb the table for an eventual second place and qualification for next season’s Champions League.

But the recent signing of Robert Lewandowski saw him banished to the substitutes’ bench and introduced in the 82nd minute of Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Rayo Vallecano.

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