Barcelona hope to complete Aubameyang sale to Chelsea on Tuesday
Barcelona are hoping to complete Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s transfer to Chelsea this Tuesday so they can still attempt to complete a transfer in the final hours of the market, according to various sources confirmed to ESPN.
In this sense, the sources indicate that the Catalan club will also make a last attempt to sign Marcos Alonso, despite the fact that in principle the two operations would be negotiated separately.
Barca continue to demand some 20 million euros for Aubameyang while Chelsea have increased their offer to a figure close to 17. Different sources acknowledge ESPN that on Tuesday there will be a summit between the various parties to try to seal an agreement satisfactory to the two clubs.
On the other hand, Barca continue to look for different options to strengthen their squads. Xavi Hernández’s priority was to sign a right-back due to the lack of confidence he has in a Sergiño Dest who hasn’t been called up in the first three La Liga matches.
However, the Catalan club could ultimately choose to strengthen the left lane with Marcos Alonso given that the North American international is reluctant to leave the Camp Nou.
In recent weeks, Barca have been testing other left-back options like Celta de Vigo’s Javi Galán but a source admits ESPN that the club reactivated the option of a Marcos who opened the doors of Chelsea to leave Stamford Bridge for a figure close to five million euros.
The club’s technical managers are also not ruling out the arrival of a right-back at the last minute, but this option has been complicated both by Dest’s refusal to leave the Camp Nou and by the injury of the Argentinian Juan Foyth. However, the Villarreal winger was the number one target to strengthen the position after Chelsea prevented Cesar Azpilicueta from leaving.
Barca have other alternatives in the bedroom but it will be difficult to execute if they don’t convince Dest to sign for another team before the market closes on Thursday.
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