Fri 12 August 2022 | 12:44

Thomas Tuchel hails his “close bound” with Chelsea target Aubameyang

After the return of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to Inter Milan and Leipzig, Chelsea has been linked with a move for Barcelona striker, Aubameyang. Refusing to comment on Fofana, the Blues boss hails the former Arsenal striker, joking he “has no problem” with working with him again

Ahead of their Sunday London derby against


, the Chelsea boss was puzzled by questions regarding transfer targets of his club. Hailing the "close bound" with

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

, the Chelsea boss told his pre-match press conference:

“I enjoyed working with him a lot, it was a pleasure. I’ve never had any issue”.

“Some players stay your players, as you are very close. Auba is one of them players. Even when we played Arsenal, straight away it was a close bond.”


Despite seeing two of their offers be rejected by Leicester City,


is reportedly still pursuing

Wesley Fofana

’s signature from Leicester City. Although Thomas Tuchel refused to comment on the Wesley Fofana deal, he confirmed Chelsea is looking for one more centre-back this summer.

Brendan Rodgers told a news conference

on Thursday regarding Chelsea’s pursuit of Wesley Fofana that Chelsea’s offers for the French centre-back were too low measured to Leicester’s valuation of the centre-back. He said:

"There were two [bids], but nowhere near what the club would consider.

"We're not looking to sell. Naturally if there's interest from other clubs, that is looked at by the club. He's a top young defender and there are not too many around his age.”



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source: Fabrizio Romano

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