Chelsea is lining up a summer move for Arsenal star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to ESPN. The Blues are closely monitoring his contract situation, the outline paper money, with Aubameyang joining RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele on their shortlist of striker targets. Aubameyang has seen talks over a new contract with Arsenal stall, prompting Chelsea to turn out to be interested in perhaps bringing him across London.
Aubameyang used to be made captain in November and turns 31 in June. Since producing ridiculous numbers at Borussia Dortmund, he is been implausible for an underachieving Arsenal squad. After scoring 10 goals in 14 games following his January transfer two seasons ago, he had 31 goals in 51 games final season for the Gunners. He is got 20 goals in 32 games so far this season.
It wouldn’t be the first time Chelsea went after probably the most league’s top strikers from another big club. The Blues signed Fernando Torres from Liverpool in 2011, though the Spanish international struggled for the most part. He had 20 goals in 110 Premier League games for Chelsea.
Chelsea currently has young English striker Tammy Abraham as their No. 9, but bringing in a world-class striker like Aubameyang would in reality boost expectations next season with Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech also joining.
Aubameyang leaving Arsenal would be relatively the blow whether he is not properly replaced. The team’s other striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has been linked with a move to Spain. Chelsea is in fourth place in the league with 48 points while Arsenal is in ninth place with 40 points. The Gunners have played 28 league games this season and have won just nine. Only six Premier League teams have won less league games this season than Arsenal.