Chelsea are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over the potential signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports in Spain.
However, they face serious competition from Paris Saint-Germain, who have been long-term admirers of the Gabon international.
Antonio Conte is desperate to bring in a big-name striker with Diego Costa on his way out of Stamford Bridge — likely back to Atletico Madrid — and having seen No.1 target Romelu Lukaku join Manchester United.
MARCA report that Chelsea are in talks with Aubameyang, who was the Bundesliga’s leading marksman last season.
The 28-year-old looked on course to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian for a whopping £71million.
Conte is also a big fan of Alvaro Morata, and the Blues were ready to make a £70m bid.
However, having failed to secure a move to Old Trafford, the Spain international could now be set to stay at the Bernabeu and fight for his place next season.
The Chelsea boss still fancies the former Juventus striker, but he is looking at alternatives.
Aubameyang had looked set to join PSG earlier in the window, but talks between the Ligue 1 giants and Dortmund continue.
The former AC Milan striker is almost certain to leave the Westfalenstadion this summer.
Having joined in 2013, he has scored an impressive 120 goals in 189 appearances.