Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prefers Chelsea transfer over Man Utd as ex-Arsenal star wants to play Champions League | The Sun
FORMER Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would prefer a move to Chelsea over Manchester United if he were to return to the Premier League, according to reports.
The 33-year-old is expected to leave Barcelona before the transfer window shuts next week.
Chelsea recently identified him as a priority transfer target following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, but talks have stalled over personal terms.
Aubameyang is eyeing a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge while the Blues are only willing to offer a one-year deal due to his age.
And as negotiations fail to progress, Man Utd are becoming increasingly hopeful of hijacking the transfer.
With Cristiano Ronaldo pushing for an exit, Erik ten Hag is on the hunt for attacking reinforcements.
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After failing to lure Darwin Nunez, Marko Arnautovic, Christopher Nkunku and Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford the Red Devils have launched a last-minute bid in an attempt to sign Aubameyang before deadline day.
However, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the striker could REJECT a move to Manchester in favour of a return to London.
In his exclusive column for CaughtOffside, he wrote: "United have asked about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
"But Aubameyang has an agreement on personal terms with Chelsea, and has done for a long time.
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"He wants to play Champions League football, and his priority is Chelsea, so let’s see.
"The Blues could also include Marcos Alonso in the deal, though Barca prefer for this to be discussed separately."
Aubameyang scored 68 goals and assisted 16 during his last spell in the Premier League with Arsenal.
He also scored a brace against Chelsea in the 2020 FA Cup final to award Mikel Arteta's side the title.
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