Transfer Talk: European trio queue up for Aubameyang
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan are all lining up to sign exiled Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international’s Blues future is in doubt after being omitted from their Champions League squad.
Having signed eight new players in January, the 33-year-old’s first-team hopes appear dashed as the West Londoners look to usher in a younger squad.
That has put the trio of European giants on red alert to Aubameyang’s situation, according to the Mail.
Barca were keen to re-sign the marksman following his prolific spell at the Camp Nou prior to joining Chelsea but those hopes were scuppered by financial fair play constraints.
Atletico and Milan were similarly keen but FIFA rules prevented him from appearing for a third club this season.
The former Arsenal captain began his career at the San Siro and scored home and away against the Rossoneri in the Champions League group stage.
He was not involved in the Chelsea squad that drew 0-0 with Fulham on Friday having been given the weekend off to travel to Milan.
In other news
Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay will lead a six-man exodus from Manchester United this summer, according to the Mirror.
Reports in Spain indicate North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are among clubs interested in Barcelona forward Ansu Fati, 20, but Bayern Munich are leading the race.
The Gunners are frontrunners to sign Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans when the 25-year-old’s contract expires this summer, say TEAMtalk.