According to both Fabrizio Romano and Jason Burt, the “incredible” striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would rather move to Chelsea than Manchester United. Both clubs are said to be interested in the veteran striker, but with advantages such as his past relationship with Thomas Tuchel and the potential for Champions League football, Stamford Bridge seems a more attractive destination than Old Trafford at the moment.
Fabrizio Romano: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prefers Chelsea to Manchester United, embarrassed again for Red Devils
Both sides looking for a striker
United and Chelsea both need a striker due to recent developments.
The Red Devils recently lost young Mason Greenwood after serious allegations against him, while fellow striker Edinson Cavani left in the summer when his contract expired. Not only this, but Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to leave the club in the coming weeks, and as such Erik ten Hag can only be left with one natural striker – Anthony Martial – to call on. This shows that they are in dire need of reinforcements in the position and so they turned their attention to Aubameyang, a man with plenty of Premier League experience and who, due to his relatively advanced age, would not cost an excessive transfer fee.
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Likewise, Thomas Tuchel could use a focal point for his attack this summer. Both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner have left this summer, the former returning on loan to previous team Inter Milan and the latter also returning to an old home in RB Leipzig. London side very short top. Aubameyang could do something about that, although 33 years old means he is not a long-term solution.
Chelsea have scheduled a new round of talks this week with Pierre Aubameyang’s camp. Todd Boehly wants to understand the terms of the deal on personal terms too, then it’s time to make an offer to Barça. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Barca want about 30 million euros. Xavi, still pushing to keep Auba. pic.twitter.com/R3KhxS8RID
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 16, 2022