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Chelsea want Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund and Gabon international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Image: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on Chelsea's list of striker targets this summer

Chelsea want to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, according to Sky sources.

The Blues are intent on signing a world-class striker this summer, with Diego Costa also set to leave Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte likes Aubameyang and the 28-year-old is on his shortlist with Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid, Torino's Andrea Belotti and another current Premier League striker.

Diego Costa and Antonio Conte
Image: Antonio Conte has told Diego Costa he can leave Chelsea this summer

Dortmund will let Aubameyang go this summer for about £70m and he has told the club he wants to leave, with both AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain already holding talks to sign him, and a move to Tianjin Quanjian collapsed last week.

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says they have not received any offers yet and warned interested clubs that they are running out of time.

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"We will wait a few more days but not long anymore," he said. "I would personally prefer if he stays, but there are a few clubs on this planet where he can obviously earn more."

Alvaro Morata returned to Real Madrid last summer after the club activated a buy-back clause
Image: Chelsea also remain keen on Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this summer

Dortmund want Aubameyang's future to be sorted out by July 24 when they leave for a training camp in Switzerland.

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Aubameyang was the top-scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals in 32 games. He scored 40 times in all competitions.

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