Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang breaks silence on Barcelona transfer as Chelsea plot Arsenal hijack
Chelsea transfer news: Your Blues round-up with updates on Yeremy Pino, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Hakim Ziyech
Your Chelsea morning transfer round-up on Wednesday, August 17.
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Chelsea look set to lock horns with Arsenal for the signing of Villarreal starlet Yeremy Pino. The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and is said to have already snubbed Barcelona.
A ‘big offer’ for the winger would force the Spanish side to make a ‘difficult decision’, according to AS. The report claims that Pino has a £67million release clause, but it’s believed that a bid between €40million and €50million (£33.8million to £42.3million) could be enough to secure the youngster’s signature.
As an increasingly uncertain future at Villarreal unfolds, Fabrizio Romano claims that Chelsea are now tracking Pino’s situation. Reports have shown that Arsenal are willing to pay what it takes to sign a primary target; should technical director Edu view the teenage sensation as such, a bidding war could break out.
Aubameyang breaks silence on transfer decision
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has lifted the lid on his future at Barcelona amid strong interest from Chelsea this summer. football.london understand that talks with Barcelona over the striker’s sale are ongoing, though it remains to be seen whether the former Arsenal captain favours a move to west London.
It’s said that the Blues boss is eager to reunite with the Gabon international who prospered under his stewardship in the Bundesliga. Speaking to Spanish TV station Jugones, Aubameyang, who is valued at £12.7million by CIES Football Observatory, broke his silence on the matter. He said: “My future? I have nothing to say.”
United eye Ziyech move
Hakim Ziyech is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with Premier League rivals Manchester United now preparing a move for the winger. While a move to AC Milan remains a possibility, the Red Devils are plotting a bid for the 29-year-old, according to Nabil Djellit, via L’Equipe.
football.london understand that the west Londoners are open to selling Ziyech should a suitable offer be tabled. It’s said that Milan have already made an offer of €25million (£21million) – €5million (£4.2million) to be paid this year and €20million (£16.8million) the next – which was rejected.
According to our sister site, the Manchester Evening News, Ten Hag is eager to bring Ziyech to Old Trafford. Will a move materialise?
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