Man Utd ‘on alert’ as PSG ‘pull plug on Aubameyang deal’

Date published: Thursday 15th June 2017 2:28

PSG have reportedly pulled out of their proposed deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after deciding his €70million was ‘too expensive’.

The French giants were thought to have lined up a deal for the Gabon star, but the club’s sporting director Antero Henrique has reportedly advised the club that the proposed £61.2million fee is more than they should be paying for the 27-year-old.

Henrique is known to prefer signing players who will retain their value in the market and it’s thought he sees Aubameyang as someone who’s value is probably now at its peak.

It’s now claimed Henrique will seek attacking reinforcements from elsewhere, with the club considering a €120million bid for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. PSG’s interest in the 18-year-old was confirmed by Unai Emery on Wednesday evening.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is another option being given serious consideration by the club.

However, PSG’s decision not to pursue a deal for Aubameyang, however, has left the striker facing an uncertain future.

Having already made clear his wish to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, the Daily Mirror reports Manchester United could now consider a move for the former St Etienne marksman.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic and possibly Wayne Rooney leaving the club this summer, Mourinho needs to strengthen his attack and there is a growing belief tat the club could sign two strikers this summer.

A deal for Alvaro Morata is close to being finalised, but the United boss could yet look to bring in another man, having been linked with Benfica’s Anderson Talisca on Thursday morning.

And while any swoop for Aubameyang would be counted as something of a surprise, it would not be totally beyond the realms of possibility that the club could look to sign the free-scoring Dortmund star.

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