Personal conflicts have halted THOMAS TUCHEL and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reunion.
Chelsea would only agree to a one-year contract with the Barcelona striker, who wants a two-year agreement.
Chelsea is mindful of Aubameyang’s age and agreeing to a long-term contract, which is generally in line with their policy on older players. Aubameyang is 33 years old.
Before the transfer deadline next Thursday, it is still hoped that a deal would be made and the former Arsenal captain will make his way back to the Premier League.
Aubameyang is a dedicated center forward with a wealth of experience, and Tuchel wants him to join him at Chelsea and provide the outlet required in front of goal.
Currently, Chelsea uses so-called “false nines,” in which attacking midfielders Raheem Sterling or Kai Havertz play where the striker typically plays.