Aubameyang linked with surprise Chelsea exit with European giants ‘in talks’ over move

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2023, despite the fact he only signed for Chelsea in August.

Aubameyang left Arsenal to join FC Barcelona in January after he was banished from the first-team squad by Mikel Arteta following a disciplinary breach.

He spent the second half of the season in Catalonia before joining Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea in a deal worth around €20million with Marcos Alonso going in the opposite direction.

The Gabon captain’s time at the Emirates might have ended on a sour note but he was adored by the fans, helping the Gunners lift the FA Cup as skipper in Arteta’s first season at the club.

Aubameyang joined the Blues with Thomas Tuchel in charge and much was made about his reunion with his former Borussia Dortmund boss.

After one game in which the Gabonese striker drew a blank, Tuchel was relieved of his duties and replaced by Graham Potter.

The 33-year-old scored in his first Premier League match under Potter before netting in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League, making it two goals in four Chelsea appearances.

Despite the fact the former Arsenal captain is still settling into life back in London, it has been reported that he is a 2023 target for a club elsewhere.

This is according to French outlet Foot Mercato, who claim Ligue 1 champions PSG are keen to sign Aubameyang next summer.

The experienced striker only penned a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge, so an exit next year could be on the cards so the Blues don’t lose him on a free transfer.

The report says his Chelsea ‘adventure’ could be ‘cut short’ amidst PSG’s interest.

It is stated that talks have already commenced over a deal to sign Aubameyang and the player ‘appreciates’ the prospect of joining the Parisiens.

PSG failed to bring in a back-up striker in the summer and the Gabon international would be a fairly decent one with Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar ahead in the pecking order.

Aubameyang played for Saint-Etienne in France before joining Dortmund in 2013.

He was one of the best strikers in world football during his spell in Germany and in his early years with Arsenal.

For Dortmund, the France-born striker scored 141 goals in 213 appearances before netting 92 times for the Gunners across four years.

Barcelona are doing fine without Aubameyang and it was suggested that he or Memphis Depay would leave in the summer.

Depay stayed put despite links to his former club Manchester United.

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