We seem quite far from the 30 million mentioned for several days by various European media. Half less to be exact. According to information from Spanish radio COPE Chelsea submitted a first concrete offer of 15 million euros (plus possible bonuses) to Barça on Tuesday morning for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Barred by Robert Lewandowski at the forefront of the Catalan attack, the Gabonese striker could therefore find the Premier League during the summer transfer window. After Arsenal, the 33-year-old would return to London but in the Blues jersey. However, no agreement has been reached for the moment and Chelsea’s proposal remains well below the €25m initially requested by the Catalans to let go of their striker.
Good news for Koundé?
Anxious to free up the payroll and bring in cash, Barça could therefore collect a nice check for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. A little over six months after his arrival in Catalonia, the former Gunners star could therefore greatly help Barça to return to the financial nails set by La Liga for the 2022-2023 season.
Still according to elements of COPE radio, the departure of the African striker would allow Jules Koundé to be registered and thus avoid the risk of seeing him go free from September 1st . All without being dependent on a departure from Memphis Depay or Frenkie De Jong in the coming days.
Appreciated by Xavi but not retained by his management in Barcelona, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would not be opposed to a departure for Chelsea where he would find Thomas Tuchel . A great reunion in perspective for the two men after the two great years (2015-2017) together on the Dortmund side.
Source: RMC Sport