Frank Lampard held an interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Chelsea’s imminent signing of Timo Werner seemingly puts an end to a potential move.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks on during a Premier League match on November 23, 2019. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

The Athletic report that Frank Lampard was keen to add goals to his squad in January and this summer, identifying Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a possible signing.

The Chelsea coach liked Aubameyang because of his proven Premier League track record. Plus, technical and performance advisor Petr Cech was also a fan from his time with the striker in North London.

Chelsea showed an interest in Aubameyang in January, but too late in the window. Barcelona were also circling but Arsenal didn’t want to sell.

This summer, it’s possible the Blues would have made another attempt, but now they’re close to signing Timo Werner. That seemingly addresses the lack of goals in the side, taking a move for Aubameyang off the table.

That’s certainly good news for Arsenal. Whether they can convince the striker to stay or not this summer, the one thing they should desperately want to avoid is a move to another Premier League club. Any other outcome is preferable.