Chelsea will sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer. Gabon international, £170,000-a-week striker does not have a future at the London club.
Aubameyang also rejected a move to MLS recently, but the Blues intend to find a solution in the next window.
Chelsea embarked on a relentless pursuit of young talent in the winter transfer window, spending close to £300m. They signed many attackers, including Mudryk, David Fofana, Madueke and Joao Felix. The arrival of Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid was a major coup.
Graham Potter could tactically consider the Portuguese star in a false-nine role for the remainder of the campaign. If the experiment succeeds, the Blues could look towards signing him permanently. The arrival of all those forwards has rendered Pierre-Emerick surplus to requirements.
Chelsea omitted the centre-forward from their UCL squad. That hinted that the Gabonese centre-forward no longer has a future at Chelsea. Graham Potter has insisted the 33-year-old centre-forward has a future at the club.
But Chelsea’s willingness to allow him out on loan to Los Angeles FC clarified their preference. The MLS club courted Aubameyang, but he stayed at Chelsea to fight for his place.
The £170,000-a-week striker has not started a game for the Blues since their defeat to Arsenal at Chelsea. He has scored only three times this campaign since arriving in the summer. Aubameyang still has a deal until 2024. The club are confident of finding a solution in the next window.