The report adds that Chelsea may seek a loan deal while paying Aubameyang’s full wages for the season. But Barcelona reportedly prefer a permanent transfer as they still have other transfer targets of their own.
Marcos Alonso remains a top target for Barcelona while Cesar Azpilicueta continues to be linked with the Nou Camp, despite recently signing a new deal. Chelsea face a tough second match of the season today against Antonio Conte’s Tottenham.
Both teams got off to a winning start last week, although Chelsea were made to work with their 1-0 victory over Everton. Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella all made their debuts for Chelsea and are expected to be involved again.