- The talks between Barça and the London club have not progressed as expected but the striker continues to accept the idea of joining Stamford Bridge
On Friday there was an acceleration for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (33 years old) to leave FC Barcelona for Chelsea in a transfer operation that the Barça club does not see for less than 15 million euros and separating Marcos Alonso from it because the Madrid winger is still a Barça goal. The Gabonese striker, despite his initial desire to continue playing at the Spotify Camp Nou, understands Barça‘s economic needs to accept his departure, but on Saturday the negotiation stopped and except for a change of script, nothing will be closed this Sunday with Chelsea, who also plays (3 pm) at Elland Road against Leeds united. The Catalans also visit Real Sociedad today (10 pm/Movistar LaLiga) . There are still 12 days left until the market closes at midnight on Thursday, September 1.
‘ Auba ‘ has a contract with Barça until 2026 and his salary grows considerably this season after arriving on January 31, leaving Arsenal and signing a very low record in the second half of the 2021-22 season. Chelsea is willing to pay him a good deal but between the two clubs, there is no agreement yet for the Gabonese.
Barça wants to obtain a high profit for Aubameyang at the level of economic fair play in LaLiga. Hence, he wants to unlink Marcos from the operation since he must also register Jules Koundé first. The departure of ‘ Auba’ by itself would give space to the French central defender. The next step would be to close the signing of Marcos, who already has a verbal agreement with Barça.