The Blues are targeting at least three signings before the transfer window closes and are close to finalising a deal for Aubameyang who, if he joins, will become the club’s seventh major signing this summer.
They have navigated their opening three games without a senior, out-and-out striker. They have identified Aubameyang, who is well known to Tuchel, as the ideal candidate to lead the line.
According to Sportsmail, talks are progressing positively with Barcelona over a deal that will be worth around £20m.
Personal terms are not expected to present any obstacles, as the 33-year-old is keen on joining a club where he will be a regular starter. The Gabon international scored 79 goals in just 95 games under Tuchel in Germany.
According to reports, negotiations are ongoing with Everton over a move for the 21-year-old Gordon, who is keen to move to Tuchel’s side.
Chelsea are also looking to present an improved offer for Fofana after Leicester City rejected two Chelsea bids of £60m and £65m for the French centre-back. The Foxes were initially reluctant to sell Fofana, but with the 21-year-old desperate to leave, they have softened their stance even though they still want a world record fee for a defender of over £80m.
Fofana has already agreed on personal terms with Tuchel’s side and he was left out of Leicester’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday.