Chelsea to end interest in the pursuit of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.
Chelsea could end their interest in
Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang, according to Marca.
The Blues have been negotiating for the
Gabon star over the past few weeks, but
have not managed to finalise a fee.
They have proposed to pay £15m plus
Marcos Alonso for the 33-year-old, but
Barcelona remain firm on their £20m price
After several meetings, there has been no
breakthrough in discussions, and Chelsea
are now prepared to walk away.
Aubameyang suffered a fractured jaw on
Monday after a violent robbery in his
Barcelona residence where he was beaten.
As a result, he is out of contact training for
around three weeks at least, but Chelsea are
still prepared to secure his services.
As things stand, the transfer is unlikely to
happen unless Barcelona are willing to lower
their demands for Aubameyang.
Chelsea have Wilfried Zaha and Rafael Leao
as alternative options, but Crystal Palace
and AC Milan have no plans to sell.