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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been at the centre of attention from Chelsea as the blues have been looking to seek alternatives for Romelu Lukaku, who decided to join Manchester United for £75 million a few days ago. indicate that the Blues were prepared to pay as much as £ 70 million for Aubameyang, who was linked with a move to Chinese football. However, it appears that Liverpool have also entered into the race for the 28-year-old, according to .

Gabon international Aubameyang has been one of the sought-after strikers in world football over the last two years. Last season, he came up with figures of 31 goals in 32 league appearances. His goal return has been certainly astonishing ever since he joined Borussia Dortmund from St Etienne in the summer of 2013. He scored 16 goals in his first season in German football, and it was seen as relatively successful. Since then, he has been progressing in each campaign and his latest tally of 40 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions – during the 2016-17 season – is his best ever till date.

Aubameyang has a record of 120 goals in 189 appearances for Dortmund in his four years at the club. While signing Lukaku for £75 million did seem like a no-brainer considering that the player still had time on his hands at 24 years of age, the rumours linking Chelsea and Liverpool with a move for the Gabon striker – at the same price – is certainly surprising. It is understood that the player still claims about a move to China, where he made on close to £ 20 million per year. Nearly Chelsea nor Liverpool will be able to provide a similar contract offer. The 28-year-old has a contract with the, until 2020.

One of the big motivations for the player may be the chance to win trophies at Chelsea. Despite his goals, Aubameyang has only managed to pick up the German cup and the French League Cup as the major honours in his career. Dortmund were winning numerous league titles just before his arrival. After having signed him for around €13 million, Dortmund will be reasonably happy with the humongous profit that he could generate in just four years.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been told that he is free to leave the club this summer. As expected, he has been left out of the pre-season tour in order to try and complete a move back to Atletico Madrid.

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