Former Gabonese Captain Aubameyang Joins Chelsea in Deadline Day Deal 

Former Gabonese Captain Aubameyang Joins Chelsea in Deadline Day Deal (News Central TV)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back in the Premier League, with the ex-Arsenal striker joining Chelsea from Barcelona in a £10 million ($12m) deal.

The 33-year-old Gabon striker Aubameyang scored 13 goals in 24 games for Barcelona after switching from Arsenal to the Spanish club in February.

Left-back By mutual accord, Marcos Alonso departed Chelsea and is rumoured to be joining Barcelona. Zakaria could choose to join Chelsea on a long-term basis.

The 25-year-old Swiss international moved from Borussia Monchengladbach to Juventus only last January.

Aubameyang only featured for eight minutes this year despite having a buyout clause in his contract worth 100 million euros (£83.4 million) when he joined Barcelona. Barcelona, which is more than £1 billion in debt, has been trying to sell players after spending about £200 million on new additions.

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The purchase of Aubameyang puts Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly’s first transfer window since acquiring the team from Roman Abramovich at about £270 million, the most any English club has ever spent in a single transfer window.

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.

The Blues have added nine players this summer, including Wesley Fofana, a French defender for Leicester, for around £70 million, Marc Cucurella, a left back for Spain, from Brighton for around £62 million, Raheem Sterling, an English forward, from Manchester City for about £50 million, Kalidou Koulibaly, a defender from Senegal, from Napoli for £34 million, and Carney Chukwuemeka, an English midfielder from

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