Chelsea should drop Morata interest and sign Aubameyang - Desailly

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The former Blues defender has suggested the Gabon international could have a bigger impact in the Premier League than the Spain striker

Chelsea should move for wantaway Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang this summer instead of Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, according to former Blues defender Marcel Desailly. 

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Antonio Conte is in the market for a centre-forward as Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid nears completion, while Manchester United secured a deal for top target Romelu Lukaku.

The striker looked set to make a sensational Stamford Bridge return before Jose Mourinho hijacked the move, agreeing a five-year deal with the Belgium international at Old Trafford.

Conte's attention has since turned to Morata, a player he had a part in signing for Juventus shortly before resigning to take the Italy job in 2014.

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However, Dortmund's Aubameyang has also been reported with a switch to west London, and it is the Gabon international, who struck 31 Bundesliga goals last season, which Chelsea legend Desailly believes is the better option.

“Morata, does he fit really? Does he hold the ball, does he have the speed of projection [Conte] is asking for?" Desailly said at the legends tournament Star Sixes.

“So it is a blow for him really [missing out on Lukaku].

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“For me, Aubameyang will be the best player to adapt to the Conte system."

Aubameyang stole the Bundesliga's top scorer crown from Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski last term, outscoring the Poland international by a single goal.

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