Stephen Dunmoye

The Blues has gotten the signature of Barcelona’s forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a £10.3m deal after joining the Spanish club in February from Arsenal.

Barcelona has been looking to offload players after spending almost £200m on new arrivals despite being more than £1bn in debt.

The deal for Aubameyang means Chelsea Chairman, Todd Boehly has spent £255.3m in his first transfer window since buying the club from Roman Abramovich – the highest amount any English club has spent in a single transfer window.

Meanwhile, Aubameyang had a buyout clause of 100m euros (£83.4m) in his contract when he signed for Barca, but has only played eight minutes this season.

Aubameyang said: ‘I’m really happy. It’s an honour to be part of this team and I can’t wait to start. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so it’s good to be back and really exciting.’

He scored 92 goals in 163 games in all competitions for Arsenal, but left on a free transfer after falling out with manager Mikel Arteta.

Only four players have scored more Premier League goals than Aubameyang’s total of 68 in the period since 31 January 2018 when he joined Arsenal.

Aubameyang, under Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund scored 79 goals in 95 games in that time, 38 more than under any other manager, between 2015 and 2017.