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Chelsea close in on £65M Bundesliga striker as Costa replacement

Premier League champions Chelsea are close to signing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a £65M deal, which would allow current striker Diego Costa to leave the club, according to the Mirror.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly after a new striker, with the club now in pole position to bring Gabon forward Aubameyang, having missed out on Romelu Lukaku to rivals Manchester United, and with a deal for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata proving difficult to secure, as reported by the Mirror.

As per the Mirror, with the potential incoming of Aubameyang, it’ll be likely that current Chelsea forward Diego Costa leaves to join former employers Atletico Madrid, with the La Liga side then loaning him out until January due to the club’s transfer embargo.

Should Chelsea end up getting a deal for Dortmund star Aubameyang over the line, it’ll be interesting to see whether the Gabon international can replicate the form we see him achieve for the Bundesliga side last season, which saw the striker bag in impressive 31 goals in 32 league appearances.

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