The London club see Auba as a strategic signing in their future market planning.
Despite neither being a planned exit nor one that Xavi likes, Aubameyang's departure to Chelsea could be a reality as that could help FC Barcelona to solve their mired financial situation. Chelsea are looking to sign Aubameyang and are already trying to reach an agreement with the player's entourage.
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea see Aubameyang as a strategic player for their future market planning. Their long-term goal is to sign Nkunku, who has recently renewed his contract with Leipzig. The Blues now want an experienced player who can hold out until they can go for the Frenchman.
Chelsea seem unwilling to pay the 30 million that Barça want for Auba's release, and the London club are trying to lower the price for his signing. The player himself appears to have picked Chelsea over Manchester United, in case he is forced to leave. He puts participation in the Champions League as a priority, not to mention his relationship with Tuchel, whom he played under at Borussia Dortmund, which will serve as an incentive.
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