Transfer Rumours: Chelsea Seek Aubameyang as Barcelona Fights for Martinez or Neymar Amid COVID-19
Due to the high influence that the Argentine (Messi) has at Barcelona according to their latest clubs documentary, the board at Barcelona are keen on considering Messi’s suggestion of signing Neymar instead of Lautaro keeping in mind that they formed a formidable trio during his time at Barcelona with Suarez. Before Barcelona sold him to Paris for a whopping 222 million pounds but in order to actualize the deal now, Neymar has to agree to a pay cut with the current corona pandemic seriously affecting the club revenue.
Lionel Messi highly prefers Neymar to Inter Milan’s striker Lauturo Martinez who is also on Barca's radar given the fact that they had even made an enquiry to inter but they had their bid rejected.
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According to ESPN news, Chelsea’s interest on the Gabon born striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is highly on the rise. They are desperate to sign the striker with the “batman” Michy Batsuai not proving to be lethal for their attack with Olivier Giroud, on the other hand, seem to be heading to an exit road on the bridge. The blues are likely to sign the man given the fact that the gunners are yet to agree on a new contract with the former Dortmund man. This comes after Arsenal "confirms" the signing of Athletico Madrid's midfielder, Thomas Partey
Moreso, Barcelona is keen to offer 54 million pounds to spurs to bolster physicality in their midfield during this corona period in order to get the signature of spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. Barcelona might be unable to afford him due to the financial impact of coronavirus has impacted to their financial status so they have decided to offer Spurs a chance to sign Centre back Samuel Umtiti and the right-back Nelson Semedo in exchange for Tanguy.
It was reported that Spurs could also be willing to buy Arthur who is said to stay at Nou-Camp but they are in deep need of a new right-back and a left-footed Centre back but it remains to be seen whether Mourinho wants Umtiti or Semedo.