Chelsea launched £53m bid for African superstar

Premier League Champions Chelsea have been on red alert after a report credited to Metro Sport, disclosed that German side Borussia Dortmund are ready to drop their valuation for Gabonese Pierre Emerick Aubameyang after the striker’s relationship with the club broke down.

The Gabon international has been amazing in the German Bundesliga with his goals record, but his recent approach has led to several fines, bans and permanent conflict between his teammates and the club.

According to Metro, the Blues may have to pay up to £53 million for the forward who has grabbed 11 goals this campaign in the Bundesliga and contributed two assists.

The African is second on the top goal scorers chart behind Polish superstar Robert Lewandowski and is sure to rival the Bayern forward until the last day of the Bundesliga season.

Aubameyang has profoundly linked to Antonio Conte’s side the last term, but the transfer could not happen and now with the striker’s relationship with Borussia Dortmund hitting the rock, after he was massively punished and banned for the game against German side Stuttgart, the considerations of his removal have been rife since.

The forward received two yellow cards in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-4 draw with Bundesliga rivals Schalke 04, increasing tensions in the Dortmund dressing room as they could not find a significant win at home.