PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG could reject Manchester United and move to Chelsea instead this summer, according to reports.

Barcelona are open to selling the striker, 33, as they look to recoup funds.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would prefer a move to Chelsea over Manchester United

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Aubameyang only joined the Catalan club in February and scored 11 goals in 17 LaLiga appearances last season, sparking interest from Chelsea and United.

Erik ten Hag is keen to add the forward to his squad and United have reportedly held talks with Barca about a move.

But if Barcelona do let Aubameyang leave the striker would rather join Chelsea, report the Daily Mail.

The Gabon international worked with Thomas Tuchel previously at Borussia Dortmund and he was a big hit in Germany, scoring 141 goals in 213 appearances for the club.

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A move to the Blues would also allow Aubameyang to return to London – where he spent four years playing for Arsenal.

But in order for Chelsea to land the striker they must meet Barcelona’s asking price, which is believed to be around £21million.

And Aubameyang is not pushing to make a move happen given he is happy playing at the Nou Camp, despite the risk of less game time following the signing of Robert Lewandowski.

The news will come as a blow for Ten Hag and United as they urgently look to recruit a new striker.

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There are several players reported to be on the club’s radar including Leicester star Jamie Vardy.

Most recently, the Red Devils were said to have had a £110m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Joao Feliz turned down.

His team-mate Matheus Cunha is also thought to be of interest for United, who are looking at Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic too.