This window has been defined for Chelsea fans by our relationship with Barcelona – from that first meeting between Todd Boehly and Joan Laporta, through the various deals that have (and haven’t) gone through between the two clubs, to the players they bought that we wanted.
Now it seems like we may be getting one off them – the Daily Mail reports that there will be direct talks between the two clubs this afternoon about the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The forward has 11 goals in 13 games since arriving in Catalonia in January, but the arrival of Robert Lewandowski combined with their desperate need for money means that Barca may be forced to sell.
Thomas Tuchel is a huge fan of the striker, and is keen to have him on board for this season. We wouldn’t normally back the signing of a 33 year old for multiple millions, but we’re always willing to back Tuchel.