Chelsea told to sign top 28-year-old ahead of Alvaro Morata

Premier League champions Chelsea should sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of Alvaro Morata, according to Shaka Hislop

Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Photo: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang / Instagram

Chelsea should look to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata, according to Shaka Hislop.

The Premier League champions suffered a blow to their transfer plans at the weekend after Manchester United hijacked Chelsea’s deal to sign Belgium international Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Having missed out on a £75m deal to bring their former striker back to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have now reportedly focused their energy on signing Morata from Champions League holders Real Madrid.

Spain international Morata is thought to be eager to leave the La Liga holders this summer to secure regular first-team football ahead of the next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Aubameyang is another top striker available to purchase in the summer transfer market but the Gabon international has failed to secure a move away from the Bundesliga giants so far.

The African forward scored 31 times in 32 games in the Bundesliga last season to finish ahead of Bayern Munich rival Robert Lewandowski in the goal-scoring charts in Germany’s top flight.

Former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper Hislop believes Chelsea would be better-served signing Aubameyang ahead of Morata to bolster Antonio Conte’s attacking options.

“Aubameyang,” Hislop told ESPN FC when asked who Chelsea should sign.

“I just feel he offers more in terms of his change in pace, in terms of how well he leads the line.

“I’m not sure Morata has got that full skill set.”

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