Chelsea to complete £65m deal to land top 28-year-old attacker


Borussia Dortmund have reportedly given wantaway striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a deadline of July 24 to decide his future.

Borussia Dortmund reportedly give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a deadline of July 24 to decide his future amid speculation linking him with Chelsea and Liverpool.

This may give Chelsea the favorites tag in the race to sign the player, whom they may be especially keen on, considering that they lost out to Manchester United in the race to sign Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea need to add a striker this summer with Diego Costa likely on the move, and based on his goal scoring prowess, Aubameyang should have been on top of their list from the start.

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Aubameyang is set to leave Dortmund this summer and the 28-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks after snubbing a big-money move to China.

The Gabon worldwide has been widely tipped to leave the Signal Iduna Park outfit this summer with the likes of Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea said to be interested, while a return to former club AC Milan has also been mooted.

Liverpool are claimed to be in pole position due to Jurgen Klopp relationship with the player, but the club's American owners are believed to be reluctant to meet the club's £65m valuation, or the players £180,000-a-week wage demands.