LAFC in talks to sign Aubameyang from Chelsea after Champions League snub

TRANSFERS LAFC in talks to sign Aubameyang from Chelsea after Champions League snub

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 07:30 - 07.02.2023

MLS Cup winners Los Angeles FC have opened talks for Chelsea's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his Champions League squad snub.

Current MLS Cup winners Los Angeles FC have shown a strong interest in Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are in talks over a potential deal to sign the 33-year-old, according to Spanish outlet Relevo.

LAFC in talks for Aubameyang

The news comes after it was confirmed that the Gabonese forward had been excluded from Chelsea's updated Champions League squad, amid an influx of new signings at Stamford Bridge.

Aubameyang could be on the move
Aubameyang could be on the move

The report claims that both clubs are in talks over the transfer of Aubameyang, who would be eligible to register for LAFC in the MLS despite having already played for Chelsea and Barcelona this season. 

La Blaugrana showed an interest in taking him back for a second spell following Memphis Depay's departure, but were unable to do so due to RFEF regulations.

LAFC would likely have to pursue a loan deal initially, in order to keep costs down on their budget cap. 

Good move for both parties?

Signing the 33-year-old also presents a drastic move away from a more cost-effective striker such as Cristian Arango, for a more risky signing. 

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Despite the L.A. side's need for a striker, Aubameyang has managed just three goals in all competitions so far this season.

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