Liverpool & Chelsea In Battle Over £65m Deal To Sign Prolific Hitman
Liverpool and Chelsea are going head-to-head over the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s £65m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea and Liverpool are linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang….
Liverpool and Chelsea are going head-to-head over the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s £65m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to a report by talkSPORT.
The Gabon international is expected to leave the Westfalonstadion this summer with Dortmund ready to cash-in on the striker as they look to rebuild their squad after finishing third in the Bundesliga last year.
Aubameyang has attracted plenty of interest after enhancing his reputation as one of the most prolific strikers in Europe by netting an incredible 40 goals in all competitions last season.
A move to China or Italy has been mooted but it looks like a the 28-year-old could be heading to the Premier League as talkSPORT are citing a report from The Sun that claims Liverpool and Chelsea are now going head-to-head over a potential £65m deal.
Jurgen Klopp is looking to further strengthen his squad ahead of Liverpool’s return to the Champions League and the newspaper says the German coach is urging his Anfield bosses to sign the player he took to Dortmund in 2013.
However, The Sun claim that Liverpool have so far refused to meet Dortmund’s £65m asking price or pay Aubameyang’s £180,000-a-week wage demands so a deal still looks a long way off.
That could open the door to Chelsea as the report says Antonio Conte has turned his attention to signing Aubameyang after missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.
The Blues need to find a top class replacement for Diego Costa after telling the Brazilian-born hitman he has no future at the club and Aubameyang would certainly fit the bill.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop but I think Aubameyang would be a superb signing for either Chelsea or Liverpool as he’s a ruthless finisher who has all the attributes needed to be a real success here in England.
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