Manchester United are considering an ambitious £50m move to sign Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international’s future in north London is uncertain after talks over a new contract stalled, the forward set to have just a year remaining on his current deal this summer and keen for a return to Champions League football.
Arsenal‘s disappointing season so far is likely to see the club miss out on Europe’s elite for a fourth consecutive season, and the club’s board are considering selling Aubameyang this summer amid fears of a free transfer exit in the summer of 2021.
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be monitoring developments ahead of a potential move, but according to the Mail, United are now considering making an approach as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford.
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Manchester United are seeking additional firepower after allowing Romelu Lukaku to depart for Inter Milan last summer, the club having signed Odion Ighalo on a temporary loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua during the January transfer window.
The Nigerian international has enjoyed a positive start to his United career, though it remains unclear whether a permanent deal is being considered for the former Watford star.
Aubameyang’s contract situation has now alerted the Red Devils’ hierarchy, he report suggesting that a £50m deal could now be reached, a deal which would echo Robin van Persie’s move between the clubs eight years ago.
Like Van Persie, Aubameyang is a winner of the Premier League‘s Golden Boot and has starred since moving to English football from Borussia Dortmund two-and-a-half year ago, scoring 49 goals in just 74 league appearances.