The Gabon striker wants to play in next season's Champions League, which is why he would prefer Chelsea to United, according to reports in England.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the new centre of attention in FC Barcelona's outgoings. The arrival of Lewandowski has pushed him down the pecking order. Though Xavi Hernandez prefers to have him in the squad, the interest from clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea could convince Barça to cash in on the Gabonese. Even more so given that the other sales are currently stuck
The Telegraph reports that the 33-year-old's preferred destination, should he leave, would be Chelsea over Manchester United because they qualified for the Champions League. In addition, his relationship with Thomas Tuchel, his former coach at Borussia Dortmund, would be a further incentive for his choice.
The same source claims that the London outfit are reluctant to pay the 30 million euros that Barça want, and the plan of the new owner, Todd Boehly, is to reduce that amount as much as possible. The Stamford Bridge outfit have several outstanding accounts with FC Barcelona, and so can afford to push Barça to reach an agreement that is more beneficial to their interests.
The Red Devils have had a very difficult start to their season. Their top star, Cristiano Ronaldo, is trying to leave the club in every possible way because of missing out on the Champions League. This season has been worse so far; for the first time since 1992, they have been bottom of the Premier League with two painful defeats in the first two games. Also, players like Aubameyang have been turning them down repeatedly. No one wants to go to a team that is enduring such tough times, the clearest example being Frenkie de Jong.