CHELSEA are reportedly plotting to offload Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Inter Milan and in doing so blocking a return to Barcelona.
The striker is out of favour at Stamford Bridge after his summer transfer unravelled within months of his arrival.Aubameyang has three goals in 18 appearances in all competitions this season for Chelsea[/caption]
Reports in recent days have indicated that the 33-year-old is keen on moving back to Barcelona after his brief but successful spell at the Nou Camp last year.
But Fichajes report that Chelsea have “anger” towards Aubameyang for flirting with Barcelona and are unhappy over the “disaster” that the signing has become.
The outlet adds that Inter Milan are interested in the star but he is holding out while the option of Barca remains possible.
The Catalan club are reported to still be keen on him after his stunning mid-season impact last year when he scored 11 goals in 17 league games.
The former Gabon international was in Spain before the international break as he joined former teammates to openly celebrate Barcelona’s crucial El Clasico win over Real Madrid earlier this month.
It was the latest sign of the breakdown in relationship between the player and the club.
Aubameyang’s Blues career had initially shown promise as he scored a blinding goal away at Crystal Palace and netted in both Champions League group stage games against AC Milan.
But the forward fell rapidly from the pecking order despite goalscoring being a consistent issue for Graham Potter‘s side.
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Aubameyang could now be a part of the group of first-team stars that Chelsea look to get rid of this summer.
Worrying financial results has made clear the club need to balance the books after this season’s astonishing transfer spree.