Sports: Aubameyang or Zaha: Which forward should Chelsea sign? 

Sports: Aubameyang or Zaha: Which forward should Chelsea sign?

Sports: Aubameyang or Zaha: Which forward should Chelsea sign? 

Thomas Tuchel’s team are reportedly in the market for one more attacker before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

The final 48 hours of the transfer window are always frantic for clubs who have either started the season poorly or are yet to strengthen their side.

For all the uproar over the years about the window for acquisitions and sales running into the early weeks of the campaign, there are more benefits to the transfer market staying open until the start of September.

Chelsea could well still be beneficiaries of having 48 hours and a bit to conclude their business for Thomas Tuchel. It has been a year of upheaval at Stamford Bridge, with the ownership change and departures of influential figures at the club slowing down the Blues’ recruitment.

Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella have arrived as major first-team signings with Wesley Fofana expected to be announced sooner rather than later while Carney Chukwuemeka leads a cadre of teenage buys tipped to grow into first-team players in the future.

But Chelsea are not done, especially in their ambition to strengthen their attack. 

Tuchel’s men are said to be in the market for attackers, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wilfried Zaha’s names springing up in the media.

For a club that has seen Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner depart since the preceding campaign ended, the forward positions were a priority for the West London side whose absence of match-winners has beggared belief in the last few seasons.