Chelsea Set To Axe Aubameyang After Visit To Barcelona Dressing Room

Chelsea are prepared to terminate the contract of out-of-favour forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his return to Barcelona over the weekend.

The Gabon international was in attendance for the Blaugrana's dramatic late victory over Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico, reportedly visiting the dressing room afterwards. Spanish outlet SPORT write that during this visit, despite not being in contact with president Joan Laporta directly, Aubameyang openly expressed his desire to return to the club he called home for half a season. It is thought he would even be willing to take a pay cut in order to facilitate the move.

Naturally, the trip hasn't gone down too well in west London. Chelsea are reportedly open to terminating the striker's contract a year early and let him link back up with the Catalan club in the summer. The return to England has been one to forget for Aubameyang, having been brought in under the specific request of Thomas Tuchel only for the German to be sacked just days later.