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 line with the Each day Mail, was eager on a mid-season swap to Stamford Bridge.
It’s claimed contact was then made on behalf of the 27-goal ahead, who narrowly missed out on successful the Premier League Golden Boot this season.
Nevertheless, 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 taking place.
Blues boss Frank Lampard, who shall be trying to safe his first silverware as a supervisor when the 2 London rivals go head-to-head on Saturday within the FA Cup closing, was on the look out for a striker on the time however has since landed £53million Timo Werner.
Arsenal might nonetheless lose the participant this summer time on a budget as his present deal on the Emirates expires subsequent summer time.
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 mentioned he doesn’t consider the FA Cup closing shall be Aubameyang’s closing outing in an Arsenal shirt.
“No, I don’t have these ideas,” mentioned the Spaniard. “Don’t neglect he nonetheless has a contract right here with us. We need to hold him and do it extra long-term.
“However for the time being he’s with us and I believe he needs to be actually pleased with the place he’s as nicely.”