The Blues are believed to be planning an overhaul of their squad this summer, with Roman Abramovich likely to spend big in order to bring a new manager and playing staff.
Aubameyang has been in fine for Saint-Etienne this term, notching an impressive 16 goals in 27 Ligue 1 appearances.
This form has alerted a number of clubs from across Europe, but the Premier League is reportedly one of the Gabon international’s preferred destinations.
Arsenal had scouts watch the 23-year-old last week, whilst Manchester City are said to be long-term admirers of the attacker.
But, now Chelsea are now a third option, as they step up their transfer plans.
Auabmeyang can play as an orthodox striker or in a wide attacking role, which has alerted the Londoners, who are keen to add strength and depth to their squad.
Newcastle saw a bid for his services rejected over January, but Saint-Etienne are said to be willing to do business for around £12m this summer.
Aubameyang has been described as the ‘African Neymar’ in recent times, due to his eye for goal and technical ability.
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