Chelsea's win against Norwich City yesterday showed that the team can still create create a lot of good opportunities to score, but they still seem to lack a good presence in the box since Diego Costa's drop in form. As part of our supposed attempts to fix this problem, at least according to The Sun, Chelsea have added Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the short list of potential transfer targets. Obviously, this isn't exactly the greatest source, but PEA would be a great signing for just about any team in the world, so in that sense, it isn't such a far-fetched rumor.
Aubameyang has been topping the Bundesliga goalscoring charts this season, having scored 15 goals in 13 matches in the German league. The Sun claims Chelsea are weighing up on making a £20 million bid for the Gabonese player, even though reports from Germany claim Dortmund aren't willing to let go of him for at least £42 million. Still cheaper than Griezmann's release clause!
Having someone as versatile as Aubameyang, who can use his amazing speed to score from either wing or his good strength and aerial ability to lead the line centrally, would be a great addition to Chelsea to complement, or supplement, Diego Costa and our attacking midfielders. Still, it doesn't seem likely that Chelsea will be making impactful moves in the next transfer window, so the chances of us getting someone as good and expensive as Aubameyang should be very slim. It should also be noted that the last time the striker was quizzed on a potential move, he made it very clear he preferred Spain as his next destination after Dortmund.
"After that [recently signed new] contract I have this dream to play in Spain. I hope that will happen but when? I don't know."
"Lots of people think that the Premier League would good for me but my mum is Spanish and I really have that dream to play over there. After that maybe one day the Premier League but for the moment I aim to one day play in Spain."
-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; source: BBC