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Manchester United wants to hijack this transfer from Chelsea

By Harry Smith

Manchester United wants to hijack this transfer from Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the latest striker liked with a move to Old Trafford this week

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As Erik ten Hag and Manchester United continue to look for alternatives in the offensive department of the team, more news and player come out every day rumoring about a move to Old Trafford. Álvaro Morata, Joao Félix, Matheus Cunha, Christian Eriksen, Hakim Ziyech, and Sasa Kalajdzic are some of the names that have been linked with the club in recent days.

Today, right after Christian Pulisic's interest, one of the closest sources to FC Barcelona Gerard Romero, reported that the Red Devils have joined the race for the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and plan to hijack his transfer to Chelsea, who are very interested as Thomas Tuchel has confirmed last week.

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Yesterday, Fabrizio Romano informed on Twitter that Barcelona would only be open to selling Aubameyang to the Blues for a fee close to €30 million, but Barca’s manager Xavi Hernández wants to keep him if possible as he believes the striker could be useful for him throughout this season. He was really impressed by his last campaign.

Matt Law from The Daily Telegraph, added to Gerard Romero’s information that even though Manchester United made an enquire on the Gabonese striker, the club has been informed that if he ends up leaving the Spanish club, it would only be for Chelsea because he already knows the city of London and the manager from his time at Borussia Dortmund.

Former Gunner’s captain

One thing that could be in Man United’s favor is Aubameyang’s past with Arsenal, a long-time rival of Chelsea. The 33-year-old man was signed by the Gunners back in 2018 and even became the team’s captain during his four years at the Emirates. However, he left in a bad terms with the manager Mikel Arteta who took his captaincy away and dropped him from the team on January of this year.

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