Chelsea’s summer pursuit of Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been hampered by the aftermath from a home robbery. He could need surgery to fix a fractured jaw, which might interfere with attempts to approve a Premier League comeback before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea will continue ‘intensive’ talks with Barcelona over the 33-year-old on Wednesday as Thomas Tuchel eyes late attacking reinforcements. Barcelona’s asking price is currently higher than what the Blues are willing to pay.
There would also be reservations about the length of contract Aubameyang may demand at Stamford Bridge. But the deal has been complicated further by matters outside of all three parties’ control after the former Arsenal captain was involved in a worrying home break-in.