Chelsea has submit an improve bid for the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the deal expected to be completed soon.
The transfer window will close in three days, so there won’t be much movement at Barcelona in the next hours.
The Catalans want to offload one or two players to enable a smooth registration for any players they sign, although both incomings and outgoings are anticipated. Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another player who appears to be close to the departure doors.
This summer, there has been a lot of talk about the former Arsenal captain moving back to London, with Chelsea reportedly showing interest. A transaction has been discussed for some time, but it hasn’t been finalized because Barça rejected their initial offer of €15 million.
Aubameyang is currently on the edge of returning to the Premier League, but ESPN’s Moi Llorens and Samuel Marsden claim that Barcelona and Chelsea could finalize a transfer agreement for the striker by today.
According to the report, Barça must continue to demand at least €20 million for Aubameyang. Chelsea has increased its bid to €17 million, despite rumors that they were reconsidering a move for the striker.
The two parties will meet later today, and as both groups are eager to close the deal, an agreement is anticipated to be struck during that meeting.
Negotiations were slowed down by Chelsea’s attempts to incorporate Marcos Alonso, a Barcelona left-back target, in the Aubameyang operation.
The veteran is reportedly expected to cost roughly €5 million, but the Spaniard’s deal is now being considered as a different entity, according to the article. Additionally, the Blaugrana will work to finalize his deal before the window closes.
Aubameyang’s destiny will be decided by today’s match between Barcelona and Chelsea, and at this stage it appears probable that the 33-year-old, who was the victim of a horrific robbery at his home earlier this week, will return to London.