Chelsea has signed the former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a two-year deal from Barcelona, with the striker declaring he has “unfinished business with the Premier League” upon his return to London.
After weeks of negotiations, Chelsea finally agreed on terms with Barcelona on a deal that should see Spain left-back Marcos Alonso move in the other direction, plus a fee.
The deal was confirmed after midnight on deadline day and is expected to be followed by the loan signing of midfielder Denis Zakaria from Juventus.
Barcelona had been keen to part ways with Aubameyang, who was signed by the Spanish club in January after he was dropped by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, due to their financial difficulties and the arrival of Robert Lewandowski.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel wanted to strengthen his attacking options following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner and is reunited with the striker he previously coached at Borussia Dortmund.