Fabrizio Romano claims Chelsea is now considering a surprise swoop for former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, joining the likes of Red Bull Salzburg‘s Benjamin Sesko in their attacking targets list. Nathan Ake had been linked with a potential move, but it will not happen, with reports claiming Chelsea is unhappy the action has been delayed so far. Chelsea made three failed attempts at Gabriel Jesus 12 months ago, ending up empty and losing it to their rivals Arsenal. Blues owner Todd Boehly is looking at returning ex-Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Premier League following his brief spell in Spain. However, a move has not been made yet with Barcelona, who signed the Gabon-born forward on a three-and-a-half-year deal following his abrupt departure from Arsenal in January.
The interest in Aubameyang comes as Chelsea spins multiple plates simultaneously in both departures and arrivals. Thomas Tuchel is scrambling to make more signings; Chelsea is closing in on a PS 52.5m deal with Brighton for Mark Cucurella, while they have opened up shock negotiations for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang is still happy at Barcelona, but his position will be significantly reduced with the signing of Robert Lewandowski. He may be attracted to rejoin his former manager Thomas Tuchel if he is offered more minutes in London. This came out of nowhere, but it is now a highly intriguing tale to follow. Chelsea is facing their most challenging transfer situation of the summer, in the form of misfit PS 97million forward Romelu Lukaku. According to reports, Borussia Dortmund is prepared to end the club’s nightmare, bringing Timo Werner back to Germany this summer. According to Goal, Werner’s representatives are reportedly due to meet club officials in the coming weeks to discuss his future.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Brighton left-back Mark Cucurella had submitted his formal transfer request, as Mark Cucurella attempted to force through a Manchester City move. Frenkie De Jong is not interested in joining United but is understood to welcome the move to the Blues. Pavard is expected to leave Bayern Munich this summer with the additions of Matthijs de Ligt and Noussair Mazraoui, with Stamford Bridge, as a possible option. Falk himself stated that he would ‘be willing to join Chelsea if they made a genuine offer for his services in the coming weeks. Bayern Munich is reportedly going to want approximately £30 million for Pavard, who can play either centre-back or right-back. Following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, the versatile defender might prove to be a crucial addition to Chelsea’s ranks, while Cesar Azpilicueta’s future remains uncertain.