Arsenal & Chelsea Scouts Watch ‘African Neymar’

By on March 10, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs watching Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal and Chelsea were among the clubs who had scouts in the stands to watch Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action on Friday night, according to the Metro.

Aubameyang has been in impressive form this campaign for Saint Etienne and scored his 16th goal of the season during a thrilling 2-2 draw with Rennes on Friday night.

The Metro claim Arsenal French-based scout Gilles Grimandi joined representatives from Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle in the stands to run-the-rule over the talented striker, who is said to have been dubbed as the ‘African Neymar’.

The report suggests Grimandi sent back a positive report to Arsene Wenger after watching the striker score a 65th minute equaliser and the Gunners boss will now send chief scout Steve Rowley over to France in the coming weeks to have his take on the Gabon international.

The lanky 23-year-old is understood to be keen on a move to the Premier League with the Metro claiming Newcastle failed with a January move for the player, but Aubameyang is now said to be refusing to sign a new contract at Saint Etienne and the club may now be forced to sell him for a fee in the region of £10m this summer.

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Arsenal could certainly do with another option up front as Olivier Giroud is the only real out-and-out striker at the club, while Chelsea could also be in the market for another forward this summer with Fernando Torres continuing to struggle for form in front of goal this season.

Would Arsenal or Chelsea fans like to see Aubameyang come to their club this summer? If not, who did you have in mind? Get involved in the comments section below.

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6 Comments

  1. Nnamdi

    March 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Chelsea need Falcao,Marko Rues,ISCO,FELAIni,PAulinho and James Rodriguez.

  2. kingsley festus

    March 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Yea,we nid a sharp striker who v d fighting spirit,lik felani,facol n d liks of boating

  3. Shahzeb Mir

    March 11, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Chelsea Need To Buy In Summer Hummels,Shaw,Paulinho,Fellaini,Cavani,Dzeko,James Rodrigues,Marco Reus Bring From Loan Lukaku,Davilla And De Bruyne And Sell Lampard,Malouda,Torres,Mikel,Moses And Benayoun

  4. Emmanuel

    March 11, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Chelsea need Falcao,Marko Rues,ISCO,FELAIni,PAulinho and James Rodriguez. we’re waitin’ 2 see dis.2/3 players sigh 4 cfc,summer.cfc will change next season,Dream big still bluuues.moooooore vimChelsea need Falcao,Marko Rues,ISCO,FELAIni,PAulinho and James Rodriguez. 1:30 pm on March 10, 2013

  5. Fidelis anaekwe

    March 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Who is talking about salling moses nd mikel, two of them is the best thing that happen to chls ok

  6. habiolar

    March 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Am sorry aer dat some one asked Chelsea 2 sell Mikiel and Moses,dat it’s bad Advice bad Impression. Did dat person blind? Definitely D person most be blind,bcus if is not he or she will not say dat. Bcus dos 2guy are playing well in dat Squared,jux take look of yesterday against Man U.

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