Chelsea in shock swoop for Aubameyang, open transfer talks with striker

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona as they are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the transfer window closes.

The west London club have already acquired the services of Raheem Sterling but Thomas Tuchel is eager to add another forward to his ranks following the departure of Romelu Lukaku.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have already begun talks with Aubameyang, and he has emerged as a real option among their list of targets to fill the striker position this summer.

RB Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko is also among the key names for Chelsea after the club had a meeting for him, however the Slovenian still has four years left on his contract in Austria, which would make a move tricky.

Aubameyang would be a short-term but cheap acquisition for the Blues, and could also pave way for smoother negotiations between the Premier League side and Barcelona, who are looking to acquire Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso

Arsenal set to hijack Chelsea move for Inter Milan starlet

Inter Milan could be set to lose the best talent coming through their academy as Arsenal and Chelsea are locked in a battle for 19-year-old starlet Cesare Casadei.

The Blues thought they had stolen a march on their London rivals by bidding £7million for the Casadei, but that offer was swiftly rejected.

Now, the Gunners are believed to be considering hijacking the deal that’s closer to Inter’s valuation of the midfielder.

The Nerazzurri are said to be hoping for as much as £17m for the Italian – despite him having never played in the first team yet

Dani Alves to bid farewell to Barcelona in game at Camp Nou

Dani Alves is looking forward to bidding farewell to Barcelona fans in Sunday’s Gamper Trophy, as the veteran defender will play for Pumas against Barca at Camp Nou.

Six years after his departure from Barca to Juventus, Alves returned to the club in December to play for six months. Then the 39-year-old recently signed for Mexican side Pumas UNAM on a free transfer after he was released.

“Life gives me the right to come and play with Pumas and play at the Camp Nou to say goodbye,” he said.

“They took me out the back door the penultimate time. This time it was not from behind because my contract ended… I didn’t expect much more. At the end of the day, I signed for six months and fulfilled them.”