Chelsea are close to completing a swap deal for Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to reports from Europe, an offer of Marcos Alonso plus £8m cash in exchange for the Gabon striker has been accepted by Barca.
🚨 Chelsea and Barcelona have now reached an agreement in principle for Pierre Aubameyang! €14m fee plus Marcos Alonso to Barça included — now finalizing details. 🔵 #CFC
Aubameyang is expected to fly to London in the upcoming hours, once details are resolved. pic.twitter.com/ehCYYpfcgF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
BREAKING: Chelsea have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 🔵✍️pic.twitter.com/vpYmhJMJPM
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 1, 2022
Alonso touched down in Barcelona yesterday in anticipation of making a move to the Nou Camp.
Former Arsenal captain Aubameyang, meanwhile, is eager to ferry his family back to London after this week’s violent home robbery.
Aubameyang left the Gunners only in January, but has been encouraged to leave by Barca after the arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.