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'Talks continue': Club want to make £25m profit on player Mikel Arteta allowed to leave Arsenal for free - Romano
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'Talks continue': Club want to make £25m profit on player Mikel Arteta allowed to leave Arsenal for free - Romano

Barcelona want to make a £25 million profit on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Fabrizio Romano. And it comes just months after Mikel Arteta allowed him to leave Arsenal for free. 

Aubameyang left North London during the January transfer window earlier this year in what was a surprising move as he joined Barcelona for free (BBC). 

Reports suggest that the Gunners’ bitter rivals Chelsea are now in talks to bring the 33-year-old back to London

And in the latest update, Fabrizio Romano reports that the La Liga side are looking for a fee around £25.3 million. 

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Aubameyang allowed to leave Arsenal for free

Talks between Chelsea and Barca are currently ongoing, with the Catalan club holding out for a sizable fee. 

But the Blues are looking to pay much less than the £25.3 million Barca apparently want. 

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is thought to be personally asking for the player after managing him at Borussia Dortmund in the past. 

Arteta decided to get rid of Aubameyang after disciplinary issues earlier this year and let his talisman leave for free just six months ago. 

Now, Barcelona could be set to profit from the Spaniard’s decision, provided Chelsea meet their asking price. 

The former Gunners captain found his scoring touch once again after making the switch to La Liga, as he bagged 13 goals in 23 games during the second half of last season. 

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But the Spanish giants have added Robert Lewandowski to Xavi’s squad this summer and now Aubameyang looks set to be frozen out at Camp Nou. 

If Aubameyang does make the switch to Chelsea, Barca will be delighted to make a decent profit on a player they signed for free. 

And the Gabonese international could soon be playing against his former side in the Premier League, just months after being forced out of the club.

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