Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said he will always have a "close bond" with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as speculation links the Barcelona forward with a move to Stamford Bridge. The Blues are looking to reinforce their forward line after the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner . Aubameyang, who only joined Barcelona in January, would appear to fit the bill with both Premier League experience from four years at Arsenal and the time he spent under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund. The Gabon international scored 79 goals in 95 appearances under Tuchel. "This is totally separate from anything that is happening now, but I enjoyed a lot working with Auba while I was at Dortmund," said Tuchel on Friday at his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's visit of Tottenham. "Some players stay your players because you were very, very close, and Auba is one of those players. "There was always straight away this close bond. They always stay your players in a way." A … [Read more...] about Tuchel Reveals ‘Bond’ With Aubameyang Amid Chelsea Rumours | Football News
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The Blues have been linked with a move for Aubameyang after Tuchel acknowledged on Friday (August 12) they "could use" new signings both in attack and defence. Tuchel offered a firm "no comment" when asked about interest in either Aubameyang or Leicester City centre-back Wesley Fofana, but was willing to reflect on his work with the Barca front man while at Borussia Dortmund. Aubameyang scored 56 Bundesliga goals in 63 games under Tuchel at BVB. Indeed, for no coach in the top five leagues has Aubameyang scored more goals, registered more goal contributions (63) or netted at a faster rate (94 minutes per goal). Tuchel still enjoys a close bond with the reported Chelsea target, telling a news conference ahead of Sunday's game against Tottenham: "I enjoyed a lot working with him. It was a pleasure. "This has nothing to do with the situation now, but some players stay your players, because you were very, very close. Auba was one of these players. "We had a very close … [Read more...] about Tuchel has no concerns about ‘toxic’ Aubameyang but won’t discuss potential reunion
The Gabon striker was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy last month and dropped by the club for disciplinary reasons and has not played since. Aubameyang's future is a hot topic as the January transfer window opens. TOP STORY - NEWCASTLE IN FOR JANUARY AUBA MOVE Big-spending Newcastle have got in touch with Arsenal about a loan deal for outcast striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims The Mirror. The Magpies want to sign 32-year-old Aubameyang on loan for the remainder of the season. Newcastle would also look to sign Aubameyang, who is away at the African Cup of Nations, on a £20million off-season permanent deal. EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle contact Arsenal over signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan-to-buy deal https://t.co/8vfKs1pjFK — Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 1, 2022 ROUND-UP - Teenage US international Ricardo Pepi is on the verge of joining Bundesliga club Augsburg claims Fabrizio Di Romano. The 18-year-old netted 13 goals for … [Read more...] about Rumour Has It: Newcastle angling for loan-to-buy deal for Arsenal’s Aubameyang
Arsenal's attacking department has been depleted following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Simeone's impressive season at Hellas Verona Clubs linked Should Arteta get him on board? Comments MORE ARSENAL NEWS Arteta hopes 'exceptional' Aubameyang receives 'good reception' if he returns to Premier League Tuchel has no concerns about 'toxic' Aubameyang but won't discuss potential reunion Rumour Has It: PSG in talks with Manchester United forward Rashford Things to know about Arsenal target Yeremi Pino Three reasons why Arsenal should consider Moussa Diaby transfer Rumour Has It: Manchester United investigate attacking moves for Sarr, Morata and Gakpo Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal: Gunners begin with a win at Selhurst Park Are Chelsea and Manchester United under threat in Newcastle's top-six bid? Premier League 2022-23 season prediction … [Read more...] about Arsenal tipped to sign Giovanni Simeone: Should Arteta get him on board?
Jules Kounde has not been registered to play for Barcelona ahead of their La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano. Barcelona had hoped to register all of their new summer signings this week after raising £85m from selling 24.5 per cent of Barca Studios to Orpehus Media - but Kounde will have to wait to make his debut after the list of registered players was announced on Friday night. Robert Lewandowski (£42.5m), Raphinha (£55m), Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, who all joined during this transfer window, have been included in the squad ahead of their opening fixture at home to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto have also been registered after agreeing new contracts, while Barcelona are yet to complete the transfer of Marcos Alonso from Chelsea and Manchester City's Bernardo Silva remains a top target. Barcelona schedule | La Liga fixtures Transfer Centre LIVE! | Paper Talk Summer transfer window done deals … [Read more...] about Jules Kounde not registered to play in Barcelona’s La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano
All the top stories and transfer rumours from Friday's national newspapers... DAILY MIRROR Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered an unlikely escape route from his Manchester United nightmare - after Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves confessed he wants to do a deal. Four senior Chelsea players have been told their futures lie away from Stamford Bridge - while young defender Levi Colwill is heading out on loan. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Sky Sports chief news reporter Kaveh Solhekol discusses Cristiano Ronaldo's change in attitude during Manchester United's training on Wednesday THE SUN Trending Transfer Centre: Rashford, Rabiot, Gakpo latest Ten Hag: I'm the man to restore Man Utd Papers: West Ham to throw fake bank notes at Lingard PL Predictions: More misery for Man Utd at Brentford Barca register all new signings bar Kounde ahead of La Liga opener … [Read more...] about Corinthians offer Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd escape and Chelsea willing to pay £85m for Wesley Fofana – Paper Talk
It’s been six months of near-total change at Chelsea – and Cesar Azpilicueta was nearly part of it. New owners, new recruitment methods - and the Blues almost had to find a new captain too. Azpilicueta informed Chelsea in February that - after nearly 10 years at the club - he wanted a new challenge. Why Chelsea vs Tottenham is a statement game Stream Chelsea vs Spurs with a NOW pass Get Sky Sports | Sign up for PL goal alerts Live football on Sky Sports The Spaniard's reasons were probably justified - Azpilicueta has now won every trophy available to him as a Chelsea player and a move back to Spain, with Barcelona among those reportedly interested, looked well on the cards. Under the new ownership group led by Todd Boehly, Chelsea stood firm and Azpilicueta penned a new two-year deal. Now the defender remains one of the key mainstays from the Roman Abramovich era alongside manager Thomas Tuchel. "I always stayed committed to the club, it's … [Read more...] about Cesar Azpilicueta exclusive interview: Chelsea captain discusses his new contract and Antonio Conte’s Tottenham