Chelsea ready to beat Arsenal with £42M striker bid lined up

Chelsea are ready to splash £42.1 Million on signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this January, the Metro reports.

The Gabon international has been on fire this season, scoring a huge 15 goals in 13 Bundesliga matches thus far.

The Dortmund goalscorer has been linked with a host of top clubs, with Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal all believed to be tracing his signature, but it is Chelsea who have emerged as willing to meet his asking price.

The Blues current trio of strikers have notched up only four league goals between them, as they have fallen to a dismal 15th position in the Premier League, and will be keen to spark some goalscoring life into the team in January.

The West-London side are already believed to be in talks with Shakhtar midfielder Alex Teixeira, who has also been in top goalscoring form in Ukraine, with the Brazilian believed to be available for around £30 Million.

Updated: November 24, 2015 — 11:31 am
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