Top Ad
I DIG Radio
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Sources: Chelsea in talks for Auba, Sesko transfers

Written by 
Published in Soccer
Thursday, 04 August 2022 09:21

Chelsea are stepping up their search for a striker after making enquiries for Barcelona's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Salzburg's Benjamin Sesko, sources have told ESPN.

The Blues are keen to add further reinforcements after allowing Romelu Lukaku to re-join Inter Milan on a season-long loan and are assessing their options before making a formal move.

- Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga 2022-23 season predictions
- Prem chief: Abramovich era at Chelsea 'difficult' for Premier League

Those under consideration include Aubameyang, who only left north London rivals Arsenal in January to move to Camp Nou on a free transfer.

ESPN reported in April 2020 that Chelsea were monitoring Aubameyang before he signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners.

Thomas Tuchel has since replaced Frank Lampard as head coach but that interest has endured, with Tuchel enjoying a close relationship with Aubameyang from their time together at Borussia Dortmund.

It is unclear at this stage whether Barcelona would be willing to part with Aubameyang, although they have already signed attacking duo Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha this summer and are under pressure to raise funds in order to register their new players for the upcoming LaLiga season.

Aubameyang left Arsenal after falling out with head coach Mikel Arteta over what the club perceived as repeated acts of ill-discipline and poor professionalism. When asked about the situation in December last year, Tuchel said: "I feel sorry for him that he's in trouble. This is not where he should be with his kind of quality and the positive character that he has -- and I still believe in that.

"I'm not involved in what's going on at his club now, and for this I also want to show my respect [to Arsenal] and not be involved and not judge what is right and wrong.

"I just have my picture and my relationship with Auba and this is not affected by that."

Tuchel's view of Aubameyang is particularly important given his increased influence in Chelsea's transfer strategy following the Todd-Boehly/Clearlake Capital-led takeover of the club.

After former director Marina Granovskaia and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech left the club, a reshuffle saw Tuchel take a bigger role in identifying the club's preferred targets.

Another option under consideration is Salzburg's Sesko, who has attracted interested from Manchester United among other clubs. The 19-year-old is reportedly available for a fee above €50 million.

Aubameyang would be cheaper but the situation for Chelsea is complicated further by ongoing negotiations with Barcelona for several other players.

Both Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are keen on moving to the Catalan giants but a fee is yet be agreed for either player while Chelsea are giving serious consideration to a move for Frenkie de Jong, a long-time target of United's.

Chelsea are likely to start their first Premier League game against Brentford this weekend with Kai Havertz leading their attack. Timo Werner is another possible option but his future is increasingly likely to lie elsewhere with former club Red Bull Leipzig among the possible options.

Meanwhile, Carney Chukwuemeka has agreed the terms of a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge and completed his transfer from Aston Villa.

Read 4 times


Sources: Werner to rejoin Leipzig from Chelsea

Sources: Werner to rejoin Leipzig from Chelsea

Timo Werner is on the brink of leaving Chelsea to rejoin RB Leipzig, sources have told ESPN.The 26-y...

Giggs arrives at court to stand trial for assault

Giggs arrives at court to stand trial for assault

Former Wales manager Ryan Giggs arrived at court in Manchester on Monday ahead of his domestic viole...

Sources: Man United contact Juve about Rabiot

Sources: Man United contact Juve about Rabiot

Manchester United have made contact with Juventus about signing midfielder Adrien Rabiot, sources to...


Lakers, LeBron hold 'productive' contract talks

Lakers, LeBron hold 'productive' contract talks

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James and the Lakers had a "productive" discussion about their future together...

Thunder retain sharpshooting big man Muscala

Thunder retain sharpshooting big man Muscala

The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed forward/center Mike Muscala, the team announced on Thursday...


Padres 'not at all' concerned by Dodgers' sweep

Padres 'not at all' concerned by Dodgers' sweep

LOS ANGELES -- Manny Machado expressed utter shock when reporters approached him in the wake of the...

Eckersley to leave BoSox booth after '22 season

Eckersley to leave BoSox booth after '22 season

BOSTON -- Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley said Monday he will be leaving the Boston Red Sox br...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.


Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.