Barcelona dealt a blow as Chelsea prepared to offer Aubameyang to their La Liga rivals in a player-plus-cash deal: Reports

Barcelona have reportedly been dealt a transfer hit as Chelsea look to offer Pierre-Emerick Aaubameyang to Atletico Madrid in a more cash player deal for Joao Felix.

Aubameyang joined the Barcelona Blues on the deadline day of the summer transfer window in 2022. However, he has found it difficult to get regular playing time ever since. The Gabonese has scored just three goals and provided one assist in 21 games for the West Londoners.

According to El Nacional, manager Mauricio Pochettino, who seems set to take over at Chelsea, has informed the club that Aubameyang will not be part of his plans.

Barcelona, ​​on the other hand, is keen to bring Aubameyang back to the club. He made 24 appearances for the Catalan club, scoring 13 goals after joining them in January 2022.

The Blues, however, are interested in keeping Felix on loan to Atleti permanently. He has scored three goals in 17 appearances for the Blues since he joined in January. However, the Premier League side are not looking to match Atlético’s €100m valuation for the Portuguese ace.

Therefore, Chelsea are looking to offer Aubameyang in a player plus cash for Felix. The deal could work both ways as Diego Semione wants to add a proven goalscorer to his team.

aubameyang he has proven himself one across Europe playing for clubs like AC Milan, Saint-Etienne, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Barça and more. He has scored 315 goals and provided 93 assists in 630 club games.

Chelsea linked with a move for Barcelona attacker Raphinha

Since her summer 2022 move from Leeds United, Raphinha has scored 10 goals and provided 11 assists in 45 games in all competitions for Barcelona. After a rocky start to life for him at the club, the Brazilian is finally on the mend.

Raphinha, however, has gained interest from Premier League clubs, with Newcastle and chelsea both interested. Reports surfaced that the player has given Barca the green light for a summer move. He reacted to those claims, writing on Instagram:

“Lying. This is lying. Whoever said this is a liar, uninformed and unprofessional. If you delete my comment, I’ll post it on my Instagram.”

Raphinha has proven to be an important attacking player for Barça this season. In the absence of Ousmane Dembele, he has been a reliable winger for the team.

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