Manchester United ‘attempt to hijack Chelsea’s move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’ as they make an approach for the £25m-rated Barcelona star… with Erik ten Hag still desperate to sign a new forward
- Manchester United are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- The Barcelona striker has been the subject of strong interest from Chelsea
- Erik ten Hag wants to sign the 33-year-old before Thursday’s transfer deadline
Manchester United are set to make a bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they look to beat Barcelona to the signing of the Chelsea striker.
According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, United are hopeful that they can secure the signing of the 33-year-old.
Chelsea have been in talks over a deal for Aubameyang but they have found it difficult to get the transfer over the line.
Manchester United are set to make a bid for Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang could be allowed to leave Barcelona, who signed Robert Lewandowski earlier this summer.
The Catalan club’s financial difficulties mean that they could allow Aubameyang to depart despite him having only joined the club in February.
During his time at Barcelona Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in 24 appearances.
The prospect of Aubameyang returning to the Premier League, where he played for Arsenal for four years, is intriguing, but it remains to be seen where he will end up.
United manager Erik ten Hag wants to add to his team’s attacking options before the deadline
Thomas Tuchel has targeted Aubameyang for Chelsea but a deal hasn’t yet materialised
United manager Erik ten Hag is eager to make further additions to his squad before the transfer deadline.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future remains uncertain, and although he can call upon Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, ten Hag wants to add another option up front.
So far this summer, United have signed Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia.
United remain interested in signing Antony but have had a new bid worth £76million turned down for the Ajax winger.
Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio has also been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.