Transfer Talk: LAFC make move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The January transfer window may have just closed around Europe, but there’s plenty of gossip swirling around as clubs prepare to make moves in the summer. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals.
TOP STORY: LAFC launch bid for Aubameyang
LAFC have made an enquiry to sign Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Relevo.
Negotiations are reported to have begun between the Major League Soccer club and Graham Potter’s side, where there is now doubt over the 33-year-old’s future after he was excluded from Chelsea’s Champions League squad.
It looks as though LAFC are one of the first teams reported to have shown interest in Aubameyang’s signature and, with the transfer market in Europe’s top leagues closed, they could be looking to move swiftly to secure him ahead of potential future competitors.
Barcelona were previously open to re-signing the Gabon international after they offloaded Memphis Depay to Atletico Madrid, but regulations meant that they were unable to register a player for the second time this season after Aubameyang arrived at Stamford Bridge from the Camp Nou in September.
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