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Chelsea want-away forward Aubameyang reveals his plan ahead of summer transfer window




Chelsea could reportedly sanction Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s departure to Barcelona, as the striker is desperate to return to the Camp Nou.

Aubameyang, who joined Chelsea for £10.5 million last summer, has expressed his wish to return to his old side. He reportedly realises that he made a blunder in leaving Camp Nou for Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Graham Potter has not shown much faith in the Gabonese striker, leaving him out of the Blues’ Champions League squad for the season. He has only featured in 18 games at Stamford Bridge this term, scoring thrice.Before his ill-fated switch to Chelsea, Aubameyang enjoyed an excellent six-month stint at Barcelona. He emerged as a key player under Xavi, scoring 13 times in 24 games across competitions.

The striker, who celebrated with Barca players in the dressing room after their win over Real Madrid on March 19, is now keen to move back to Catalonia.The Blues are open to sanctioning his departure while Barcelona are also contemplating getting Aubameyang back on their payroll. Signing Brazilian starlet Vitor Roque is believed to be their top priority, but that transfer is complicated due to Barca’s poor financial state.With Roque’s arrival looking unlikely, the Blaugrana want to bring in a cover for first-choice striker Robert Lewandowski. According to the above source, Aubameyang has emerged as a likely candidate for the job.

Xavi’s side, though, are unlikely to sign Aubameyang permanently. A season-long loan move, which would see Aubameyang run down his Chelsea contract (June 2024) at Camp Nou, seems likely. The Premier League outfit have reportedly ruled out the idea of terminating Aubameyang’s contract and letting him leave as a free agent this summer.