Barcelona waiting for Chelsea to offer €25 million for Aubameyang

Barcelona waiting for Chelsea to offer €25 million for Aubameyang

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Xavi wants to keep the striker but the club are open to selling if the price is high

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang could be the next player to leave FC Barcelona. According to Gerard Romero, Barça are waiting for an offer of around €25 million for the striker from Chelsea.

That offer could arrive in the coming hours after the player's agents stepped up talks with the Premier League club. Thomas Tuhcel, who coached him at Borussia Dortmund, wants a reunion with Auba.

Barça coach Xavi Hernandez is not such a fan of the operation. He is counting on the ex-Arsenal man as Robert Lewandowski's backup, while he can also play across the frontline, but it seems the club have other plans and would prefer to raise cash.

The club know Auba is valued for his goals, as he showed last season, but the need to register Jules Kounde and potentially make more signings this summer could force their hand.

Aubameyang joined Barça for free in January and his salary has increased this season. A possible transfer to Chelsea would bring in a fee and reduce the club's wage bill.

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