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Chelsea interim boss Bruno set to snub Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Liverpool clash as team news 'leaked'

Chris Byfield

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Chelsea interim boss Bruno set to snub Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Liverpool clash as team news 'leaked'

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not expected to be named in the Chelsea squad for their Premier League game against Liverpool, it has been reported.

Bruno Saltor has been placed in charge of the Blues while they search for a permanent replacement for Graham Potter, who was sacked as manager on Sunday after less than seven months in the role.

Former Brighton defender Bruno will name his first squad as caretaker manager when Chelsea take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

And he is expected to snub striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Daily Mail.


The £160,000-a-week striker has found his first-team opportunities limited this season and was left out of Chelsea's matchday squad for their last three league matches.

He is not expected to return to the fold on Tuesday night despite the change of manager.

Meanwhile, Mason Mount is expected to be named on the bench.



Like Aubameyang, Mount has not featured for Chelsea since the club's defeat to Tottenham on February 26.

The England international has been suffering from an injury, and was recently forced to pull out of Gareth Southgate's squad for the March internationals. However he was fit enough to feature on the bench in Chelsea last game against Aston Villa.

Mount linked with Liverpool move

Mount has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer as Klopp looks to rejuvenate his midfield options.


The 24-year-old is entering the final year of his contract in June, with talks over a new deal having allegedly stalled.

However, given Mount's pedigree the Athletic claimed that Chelsea will seek some £70million for the player.



The Reds are thought to be interested alongside Bayern Munich, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

Liverpool have also been linked to another Chelsea man - Conor Gallagher - as Klopp looks to revitalise a side languishing in eighth in the Premier League, some eight points adrift of a Champions League spot.

According to the Independent, the 23-year-old could be sold in the summer with Chelsea under pressure to offload several players. The Blues must meet financial fair play rules after spending so much in the first season of the new ownership.

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Topics: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Chelsea, Liverpool, Transfers, Premier League

Chris Byfield
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