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Chelsea Set to Complete Deal to Sign £13m Ligue 1 Hot-Shot

Stamford Bridge set to pip Tottenham to Saint-Etienne forward signing.

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Chelsea are set to sign in-form Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang according to the Daily Star.

This source states that the Blues are set to beat Tottenham in the race to capture the 23 year old Gabon international, who is currently the second top scorer in Ligue 1 this season, behind PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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.

The Saint-Etienne forward netted 18 goals in all competitions last term and has continued that fine form this season, scoring 14 goals and providing six assists in 27 Ligue 1 appearances, helping his side challenge for a Champions League berth.

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.

Aubameyang has confessed his interest in moving to the English Premier League stating that the speculation is indeed something he is aware of. “It’s something that plays on your mind without you even realising,”

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