ANTONIO CONTE is keen to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea – but he will have to act quickly.
The Blues boss is desperate to bolster his frontline, having missed out on top target Romelu Lukaku.
Manchester United pipped them to his signature, meaning Chelsea have had to eye alternatives.
Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Torino’s Andrea Belotti are said to be on Conte’s shortlist.
With the club intent on landing a world-class striker this summer, Aubameyang is wanted too.
And according to Sky Sports, Antonio Conte likes the Borussia Dortmund star.
Chelsea are yet to make a bid, though, for the 28-year-old, who is keen to leave the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund will apparently let him go for around £70million, which would break Chelsea’s transfer record.
But they were willing to spend big on Lukaku, meaning a deal is possible.
Aubameyang has already spoken with the likes of AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain about a summer switch.
Sky Sports add, though, that Chelsea and their rivals for Aubameyang only have a small window of time left to sort a move.
Borussia Dortmund warning clubs they have only 8 days left to make offer for Aubameyang. Told Conte wants him at Chelsea but no bid yet
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 16, 2017
It is claimed Dortmund want their striker’s future dealt with within the next eight days.
The reason being is that the Dortmund squad leave for a training camp in Switzerland on July 24.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has said: “We will wait a few more days but not long anymore.”
Chelsea’s pre-season has begun already, with striker Diego Costa having been excused of travelling as he looks set to leave for Atletico Madrid.