Aubameyang to be offered Chelsea transfer escape route after Pochettino delayed him from joining pre-season training
In an effort to offload a number of unwanted stars, Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino delayed the return of a number of senior stars including Aubameyang, Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech.
But Aubameyang appears to now be edging closer to leaving Stamford Bridge behind.
That’s after a report from Sky Sports claimed Marseille were interested in signing the forward.
Furthermore, the Daily Mail have reported the 34-year-old’s return was delayed in order to find him a transfer away before the club head to the USA on their pre-season tour.
The Ligue 1 side are understood to be preparing a formal approach for the Gabon striker, who was previously the subject of interest from Saudi Arabia.
However, it remains to be seen whether Chelsea will demand a fee or would allow the ex-Arsenal ace to leave for free – as they have done with club legend Cesar Azpilicueta and Baba Rahman.
Aubameyang, 34, did not feature in any of Chelsea’s final five Premier League matches.
Indeed, following his £12million transfer to the club last summer, he appeared 21 times while playing just 968 minutes – scoring three goals.
The aforementioned Lukaku has seen a prospective transfer back to Inter Milan fall through after Chelsea stuck to their £34m price tag – with Inter unwilling to climb that high.