AC Milan are reportedly monitoring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a potential summer comeback for their former striker.
Italian outlet Gazzetta.it report that AC Milan are monitoring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s situation at Chelsea, with the player reportedly destined to leave London in the summer.
Aubameyang even seemed to send a signal to Milan over the weekend, when he took advantage of some time off to travel to the Italian city.
Gazzetta report that Aubameyang wanted to leave Chelsea in January, but due to FIFA regulations, he was unable to do so.
At the start of the season, Aubameyang played one match for Barcelona before joining Chelsea, coming on as a substitute against Rayo Vallecano.
As a result, given that FIFA rules prohibit players from playing for three clubs in a single season, Aubameyang can only play for Barcelona or Chelsea during the current campaign.
The Spanish FA have confirmed that their rules prevent players from being de-registered and registered again in the same season, so in the end, Barcelona were also off the table.
Aubameyang was given time off at the weekend to come to terms with Chelsea’s decision to withdraw him from their Champions League squad.
In order to add three of their new signings to their squad, they had to leave one of their existing players out, and Aubameyang was the unlucky player chosen for that purpose.
The Telegraph report that Aubameyang’s camp are now convinced Chelsea want to get rid of him, and the player is “shocked and disappointed“.
Aubameyang joined Milan as a youth player and spent four years with the club, but he never made his first-team debut, only appearing in one senior squad.
Many years later, it looks like the 33-year-old might finally get his chance to play for the Italian champions. But he’ll have to wait until the summer to do so.