The English club did not like seeing the striker at Barcelona's game on Sunday
Chelsea were not at all pleased to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the clásico at Spotify Camp Nou. And even less so when he went down to the dressing room to celebrate with Barcelona's players after their 2-1 win over Real Madrid, a result that took Xavi Hernandez's side 12 points clear of Carlo Ancelotti's team in the table.
Aubameyang joined Chelsea last summer, who paid Barça €12 million. Faced with an overload of forwards -- Lewandowski, Dembélé, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Ferran and Raphinha -- and in order to reduce the wage bill, the Catalan club transferred the ex-Gabon international to Stamford Bridge.
He started with the confidence of the coach, Thomas Tuchel, but the dismissal of the German and the appointment of Graham Potter meant Aubameyang lost prominence at Chelsea. So much so that he wants to leave the club and explore a possible return to Barça.
Aubameyang's situation at Chelsea at the moment is very delicate. The video in which he appears alongside the Barça players celebrating their victory in the clásico leaves him on the market, although he will finish the season at the London club.
Sources close to Barça do not close the door on Aubameyang's return. The player, who would come as a backup option, is keen, too,, although everything will depend on how Barça solves their problems with 'fair-play'.