As Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich will be going on a spending spree to land Leroy Sane, a beleaguered Manchester United aims to fortify their line up for next season as they go after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Chelsea owner is set to lay out £40 million ($57 million) as reported by The Sun in order to sign the 20-year old German attacking midfielder, who has been in the eyes of other English squads such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona.
But among the persistent pursuers, Chelsea found itself upfront in the running after laying down the numbers and having a backing from someone inside FC Schalke, who strongly recommended the young lad to the Blues.
Sane, who also plays for the German national team, caught the radar of football clubs with his famed dribbling and pacing.
As Chelsea is busy on possibly landing Sane, Manchester United, which has been under fire for it dismal performances in the previous week that calls for its manager Louis van Gaal to resign, might be put aside as they make their move to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Despite the turmoil happening at the Old Trafford-based squad, chief scout Jim Lawler, who is taking all accountability with the talks, assures that the move will not be hampered by problems within the United hierarchy.
The Red Devils, who are keen on planning for their future not minding as to who will take over in the manager’s spot, have laid out £70 million ($100 million) to land the 26-year old Gabonese striker.
Aubameyang, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, is the current CAF’s African Footballer of the Year and the first Gabonese player to win the plum. His style of play is best described as a versatile player aside from ball control, dribbling ability and good field vision for an assist to teammates.
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