Insider reveals Chelsea offered chance to sign top 28-year-old attacker in £70m deal
Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol reveals Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer
Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kaveh Solhekol has claimed.
The Premier League champions are in the market to sign a world-class centre-forward after the Blues missed out on Belgium international Romelu Lukaku.
The Everton striker was heavily tipped to secure a return to Chelsea before Manchester United hijacked their deal and complete a £75m transfer swoop.
The west London side are rumoured to have made Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata their new top target in the summer transfer window.
However, Chelsea have been linked with a move to sign Aubameyang in recent days after the Bundesliga outfit put the striker up for sale.
And Solhekol confirmed that the English champions have been presented with the opportunity to sign the Gabon international to bolster their attack this summer.
“Staying at Chelsea and they need a new striker after missing out on Romelu Lukaku,” Solhekol told Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday morning.
“Alvaro Morata is their top target but they have also been offered the chance to buy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £70m.
“He was the top scorer in Germany last season but Borussia Dortmund will let him leave. AC Milan and PSG are interested and he has offers from China.”
Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season and finished seven points clear of their closest title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte has reportedly told Diego Costa that he is free to leave the west London club this summer despite the experienced striker netting 20 goals in the Premier League last season.