Chelsea have been sounded out in regards to the alternative to signal Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, it has been reported.
The Gabonese striker, in keeping with the Each day Mail, was eager on a mid-season change to Stamford Bridge.
It’s claimed contact was then made on behalf of the 27-goal ahead, who narrowly missed out on profitable the Premier League Golden Boot this season.
Nonetheless, Aubameyang’s staggering wage calls for, which might have made him the very best paid participant in Chelsea’s historical past, scuppered the possibility of any deal occurring.
Blues boss Frank Lampard, who will probably be seeking to safe his first silverware as a supervisor when the 2 London rivals go head-to-head on Saturday within the FA Cup remaining, was on the look out for a striker on the time however has since landed £53million Timo Werner.
Arsenal may nonetheless lose the participant this summer season on a budget as his present deal on the Emirates expires subsequent summer season.
Barcelona and Inter Milan have been linked with the 31-year-old, though supervisor Mikel Arteta has maintained over the previous few months that he’s assured the striker will keep.
Forward of Saturday’s showpiece, Arteta additionally stated he doesn’t consider the FA Cup remaining will probably be Aubameyang’s remaining outing in an Arsenal shirt.
“No, I don’t have these ideas,” stated the Spaniard. “Don’t overlook he nonetheless has a contract right here with us. We need to maintain him and do it extra long-term.
“However in the intervening time he’s with us and I believe he must be actually pleased with the place he’s as properly.”