Even though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly urged Arsenal to sign his former Dortmund teammate Ousmane Dembele, the 20-year-old allegedly wants to join Chelsea on loan instead.

According to Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, Dembele is pushing for a loan move next season, with the 20-year-old’s preferred destination being Chelsea. However, Barca are allegedly demanding a record fee of £13m.

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) of Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with Ousmane Dembele (R) of Dortmund during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund at Volkswagen Arena on September 21, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images For MAN)
(Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images For MAN)cord loan fee of £13m.

After suffering a hamstring injury, which kept him sidelined from September to January, Ousmane Dembele has struggled to get into Barcelona’s first team. Especially after they splashed a reported £142m on Philippe Coutinho in January.

The 20-year-old has only made three La Liga starts since his return to fitness.

With this in mind, the attacking midfielder is reportedly keen on a loan move next season in order to get more playing time. This is despite Barca paying Dortmund almost £92.5m to bring him to Catalonia last summer.

As previously mentioned, Dembele would apparently prefer a loan move to Chelsea over Arsenal, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.

If the Daily Star are to be believed – which they’re usually not – this is bad news for Aubameyang as the 28-year-old was reportedly ‘urging’ Arsenal to sign his former Dortmund teammate.

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