World-class player waves goodbye to fans amid move to Chelsea

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Chelsea have been in talks with Barcelona for the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Chelsea had a first offer of £12.6m, which was turned down by Barcelona last week.

The Blues are now closing in on the 33-year-old striker after submitting a new improved bid of £16.9m to Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Although Barca want a bit more than what Chelsea have offered, both clubs are reportedly closer to agreeing a fee.

Meanwhile, Aubameyang has dropped a massive hint that his time as a Barcelona player is over.

Journalist Samuel Marsden posted a video which seemed to show Aubameyang wave goodbye to Barca fans, as he was substituted in the second half of a charity friendly game against Manchester City.

It seemed to be an emotional-looking Aubameyang saying goodbye during the friendly at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.

After three games this season, Chelsea’s front three of Kai Havertz, Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount are yet to find the net – which is prompting an urgent move from the club to sign Aubameyang.