Stamford Bridge side keen on Gabon international.
Chelsea have sent scouts to monitor in-form Saint-Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of a summer move for the Gabon international.
talkSPORT report that the West London side will challenge Man City and Borussia Dortmund for the talented forward who has netted 16 Ligue 1 goals this season, including in each of his last seven appearances.
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Aubameyang has seen his career get back on track at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard club having spent four years struggling to make the grade at AC Milan.
Chelsea may well feel the need to strengthen their attack given Fernando Torres’s continued woes. Though Demba Ba has arrived at Stamford Bridge the West London side still do not possess all that many effective options and could indeed look to welcome back Romelu Lukaku into the first team fold after the Belgian’s impressive loan spell at West Brom.
A move away from Saint-Etienne is perhaps not inevitable, especially if Aubameyang helps his side to secure a coveted Champions League berth, with his side sitting in fourth spot just two points off the all important top three.
Chelsea have been linked with a number of high-profile striking additions but a move for Aubameyang may prove an easier nut to crack.