Chelsea and Liverpool both want to sign top 28-year-old attacker – report

Chelsea and Liverpool both want to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund this summer, say reports

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Chelsea and Liverpool both want to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun is reporting that the 28-year-old finds himself at the centre of a “tug of war” between the two Premier League clubs in the current transfer window.

The same story says that both clubs have made contact with the Gabon international’s representatives about a proposed £65m move this summer.

The article claims that Liverpool are in “pole” position to sign Aubmeyang this summer because Jurgen Klopp has been pursuing a deal for the attacker since April.

However, it is said that the Reds are reluctant to meet the player’s wages of around £180,000 a week.

And that has apparently opened the door for Chelsea to make a swoop to sign the 28-year-old this summer, with Diego Costa’s future at Stamford Bridge remaining unclear.

Chelsea are believed to be on the lookout for a new attacker this summer but Aubameyang failed to agree personal terms with Paris Saint-Germain last month.

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