Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly interested in making a stunning move to lure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal this summer.
Barcelona were said to be the frontrunners to land the Gabon international, who has just over a year remaining on his contract at The Emirates, while a report on Thursday even suggested that Manchester United were keen on a move for the 30-year-old.
But now 90min.com claims that the Reds have joined the race for one of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers, who has scored 17 goals this season, along with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is known to be a huge fan of Aubameyang, having coached him at Borussia Dortmund, and would provide the goals from the central striking role that have been missing from Roberto Firmino this season.
Indeed, Aubameyang has scored 61 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions and reached the 50-goal mark faster than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
However, the Gunners have a difficult decision to make as to whether they cash in on the player or allow him to leave for nothing in the summer of 2021.
It is said that Aubameyang has been stalling on conducting showdown talks with Arsenal due to interest from Barca, while it would make more sense for Arsenal to let him move abroad rather then sell to a Premier League rival.
Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester United have been put on alert after AC Milan Gianluigi Donnarumma’s price tag was cut by half, according to reports.
Despite only being 21, the Italian – who progressed through the ranks at Milan – has been a regular in the side for over four seasons and has racked up 190 appearances for the club so far.
However, his contract expires in the summer of 2021 and so he is at a crossroads in his career between moving on and signing a new deal with his Serie A employers. Read more…