Chelsea has reportedly taken further steps in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona, and the Catalan club is thrilled.
According to Sport, the Catalan club is pleased by the Blues’ latest offer of €20 million (£16.9m).
Before the transfer market shuts in a few days, Thomas Tuchel would like to bring in a true striker and proven goal scorer to Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel’s top priority is Aubameyang, who left Arsenal in January. The two previously worked together at Borussia Dortmund.
Barça are seeking close to €30m (£25.3m) for the 33-year-old they acquired for free from Arsenal.
A week ago, Barcelona rejected Chelsea’s first bid of €15m (£12.6m).
Sport says that Chelsea has come back with a new, higher proposal of €20m (£16.9m) without any of the extras that they originally offered.
Despite being pleased by Chelsea’s current offer, Barcelona reportedly wants closer to €30m (£25.3m).
But if Chelsea paid €20m (£16.9m) for Aubameyang, Barcelona could then officially sign Jules Kounde, who cost them €55m (£46.4m) this summer.