Football NewsXavi, resounding: Aubameyang stays
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The situation 

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will be a FC Barcelona player this season. In no case will the club contemplate offers for the player and in the event that one arrives, it will be totally rejected. A clear message to Chelsea, which in recent days has begun to draw up a plan to try to sign him. Xavi was very clear, both with the president and with the sports management when they asked him last week about the Gabonese international: “I count 100% on Auba”. The coaches consider the former Arsenal player as a key piece in the attack , valuing his professionalism as well as his versatility on the field and his ability to score goals. They see him as the perfect alternative to Robert Lewandowski in attack and in no case do they plan to part with him. In addition, the good atmosphere that he has generated since his arrival in January is also highly valued, especially when it comes to helping Ousmane Dembélé feel like one of the group. Moreover, Aubameyang’s great adaptation is not only reflected in his numbers on the field, but also in his motivation to continue. 

The details

So much so that the striker would be willing to give up part of the salary that corresponds to him this season – in theory he has to earn a much higher amount than in the first year – in order to help in the financial ‘fair play’ to sign up to the new signings, including his friend Ousmane. The situation changes radically with Memphis Depay. The Dutchman is not part of Xavi’s plans and the club continues to work against the clock to find him a way out , aware that he will have to resign himself to not charging for the transfer, since the striker only agrees to leave with the release letter. Today it seems that Juventus would be close to reaching an agreement. Other players, such as Martin Braithwaite and Ezra Abde, also have both feet outside the club, although in the case of the second it would be in the form of a transfer and after signing a three-year renewal.