Frank Lampard has considered a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before settling on Timo Werner.
Chelsea have shown their intent by securing a move for the 24-year-old despite having both Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud as striking options, which could come as pleasing news for Arsenal.
Petr Cech returned to the Blues last year as a technical and performance advisor after spending four seasons as a player at the Emirates after his spell at Stamford Bridge came to an end.
Gunners fans might be left frustrated that one of his first acts was to recommend a move for Aubameyang, who is out of contract at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
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The Athletic report that Aubameyang was ‘increasingly raised as a possibility’ in the months leading up to the agreement with Werner, and Cech was a support of that move going ahead.
Lampard was notably frustrated that Chelsea failed to complete any January signings despite the reduction of their transfer ban, but is likely to be delight by the capture of Hakim Ziyech and now Werner.
“I’m certainly excited about the squad we’ve got, with the young players and if we can get a few additions for areas I feel we need,” Lampard told the Chelsea magazine earlier this week.
“We didn’t bring in anyone in January, it didn’t work out to be right for us at the time, and last summer we couldn’t bring anyone in, so those windows are gone and we haven’t changed.
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“So I am excited about the squad we’ve got, if we can freshen up in the right areas we all know that.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has since given his thoughts on interest in Aubameyang, but picked out his age as a potential barrier.
Speaking to ESPN, Burley said: “Look,…