Chelsea to hold emergency talks with Barcelona over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 29
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available for transfer (Picture: Getty)

and will meet for further discussions over the transfer of this afternoon, with the Blues yet to meet the Catalans’ asking price for the 33-year-old.

is keen to strengthen his attack after the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, with Raheem Sterling the only addition to the frontline so far this summer.

Aubameyang, 33, joined Barcelona on a free transfer last January after Arsenal terminated his contract but Xavi is ready to cash in on the Gabon captain following Robert Lewandowski’s arrival from Bayern Munich.

The former Dortmund ace is willing to return to London but Chelsea have so far failed to meet Barcelona’s £30m asking price for Aubameyang.

The Blues have offered around £18m so far, after having a bid of around £14m rejected at first.

Aubameyang and his family were assaulted at their family home on Sunday night following a robbery at their house and the incident could impact the speed in which the striker could complete a transfer.

Aubameyang is valued at £30m (Picture: Getty)

And Sport say that Chelsea and Barcelona have arranged emergency talks to discuss the deal as they remain keen to strike a compromise.

Should Chelsea fail to sign Aubameyang, they will turn their attention to Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha.

The Ivory Coast winger is a long-term target for the Blues and he has just one year remaining on his deal, which could see the Eagles lower their £80m asking price.

Zaha is said to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge but Chelsea will not be held to ransom.

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