Barca are trying to complete three deals within the last day of the summer transfer window -- Auba to Chelsea, Marcus Alonso and Bellerin to join Xavi Alonso's side.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea can now have a natural pointman in Aubameyang in a £14M deal including contract rebel Alonso who is one of the left-backs Xavi wanted.
? Chelsea and Barcelona have now reached an agreement in principle for Pierre Aubameyang! €14m fee plus Marcos Alonso to Barça included — now finalizing details. ? #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Aubameyang is expected to fly to London in the upcoming hours, once details are resolved. pic.twitter.com/ehCYYpfcgF
Bellerin who has also seen his place in Arsenal lost despite impressive loan spell at Real Betis will also be able to return to Spain and play for compatriot Xavi.
Hector Bellerín has agreed personal terms with Barcelona. Contract now ready — deal only depends on Barça decision now as Arsenal are ready to terminate the contract. ?? #FCB #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/AAsZcXkS1F— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
It is a win-win situation for all parties.
Auba will be returning to London barely 7 months after leaving Arsenal on a mutual contract termination after fall out with manager Mikel Arteta.
The Senegalese has seen his first place taken over by goal machine Robert Lewandowski who has already scored 4 goals this term.
With Memphis Depay's deal to Juventus falling through, he will have to face competition even to compete for a second fiddle spot at Barca -- with Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele contesting for the wing position.
Barca have also agreed to terminate Martin Braithwaite's contract with the Danish forward agreeing a deal with city-rivals Espanyol.
Sergino Dest has moved on to AC Milan and Jordi Alba wants to stay put at Barca despite his drop to third fiddle of Alonso completes a transfer while teenager Alejandro Balde being first choice.