Chelsea set to meet Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang TODAY in bitter blow to Man Utd's transfer hopes to sign Barcelona striker | The Sun

Chelsea set to meet Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang TODAY in bitter blow to Man Utd's transfer hopes to sign Barcelona striker | The Sun

CHELSEA are set to meet with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's representatives TODAY as they attempt to complete a deal for the Barcelona ace.

The Blues are eager to bring the former Arsenal skipper back to the Premier League this month.

Manchester United have also taken an interest in Aubameyang as they desperately try and bolster their squad following a woeful start to the season.

But in a blow to the Red Devils, the Mail report that talks between Chelsea and Barca will intensify this afternoon – with owner Todd Boehly eager to get a deal over the line.

Aubameyang, 33, is said to favour a move to Stamford Bridge over Old Trafford.

The transfer would see him return to London, while also presenting him with an opportunity to play in the Champions League for the first time since his Borussia Dortmund days.

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Chelsea are eager to bolster their forward line after letting Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner leave this summer.

Boss Thomas Tuchel adores Aubameyang, having managed him in Germany.

In their two seasons working together, Auba bagged an astonishing 79 goals.

The Blues' failure to turn territorial dominance into three points against Tottenham last weekend will only have strengthened their desire for a forward.

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Aubameyang netted 13 goals in 23 games for Barca last season after being discarded by Arsenal.

He has since fallen behind £42.5million summer acquisition Robert Lewandowski in the pecking order.

The Gabonese star played just eight minutes of Barcelona's opening day clash with Rayo Vallecano last weekend.

Man United, meanwhile, look set for a chaotic end to the transfer window.

The Red Devils have been linked with a number of players, including Christian Pulisic, Casemiro, Asmir Begovic, Antony and Joao Felix.

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