Chelsea and Los Angeles FC are reportedly in discussions over the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Relevo.
The former Arsenal captain joined Chelsea last summer for a fee of €12 million and signed a two-year contract.
Despite reuniting with his former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, Aubameyang has struggled to find his footing in West London, appearing in just 17 games and scoring three goals, playing just once under Tuchel before he was sacked.
Due to the recent additions of João Felix, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Enzo Fernández, Aubameyang was excluded from Chelsea’s Champions League squad. He has also been excluded from the last two Premier League squads.
This has reportedly led to the former Arsenal forward seeking a move away from the club.
With the European transfer window having closed on January 31st, Aubameyang may have to look towards the Major League Soccer (MLS) for a potential transfer.
Fortunately for the 33-year-old, MLS clubs are still able to sign players until April 24th and Los Angeles FC has reportedly entered into discussions with Chelsea over Aubameyang’s transfer.
According to Le10Sport, a deal between the two clubs has already been reached.
The MLS season is set to start on February 25th, providing Aubameyang with a new challenge and the opportunity to get back to playing regularly.
Before joining Chelsea, Aubameyang had a successful 7-month stint at Barcelona, scoring 11 goals in 18 La Liga appearances.
Despite what has happened in London, Barcelona are said to be keeping an eye on Aubameyang’s situation and are considering a possible move for him in the summer, though he would likely have to take a significant wage decrease.
Aubameyang’s January transfer was complicated by FIFA rules that prevent players from playing for three clubs during the same season, but this rule does not apply to a move to the MLS, which operates on a calendar-year basis.
There are also rumours of a summer return to AC Milan for Aubameyang.