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Aubameyang pushed for Chelsea Jan move

Arsenal skipper, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, wanted to join Chelsea in January, it has been revealed.

According to the Daily Mail, contact was made on behalf of the Arsenal striker – who is set to line up against their London rivals in Saturday’s FA Cup final – but that high wage demands saw off what would have been a shock switch.

The 31-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of next season, was said to be keen on a move that would no-doubt have infuriated Gunners’ supporters.

But insiders said that a subsequent request for a staggering salary – which would have made him comfortably the highest-paid player in Chelsea’s history – put an end to the prospect at the time.

read also:Arteta hopes FA Cup win convinces Aubameyang stay at Arsenal

Aubamayeng signed for Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for £56m in 2018. Since his arrival, only Mohamed Salah has scored more Premier League goals than his 49.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is currently looking for a striker, but the Gabon international would have to lower his demands to make the prospect of a deal a reality.

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