Man Utd ready to steal a march on Barca with £50m raid for Arsenal man

Date published: Thursday 19th March 2020 2:14 - Jonny Whitfield

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Manchester United are considering a £50million bid to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future, according to reports.

Aubameyang has arguably been Arsenal‘s best player this season having scored 17 Premier League goals, a shining light in an otherwise poor season for the Gunners.

Indeed, the Gabon international has scored 61 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions and reached the 50-goal mark faster than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

However, Aubameyang has just over one year left on his deal and Arsenal face an important decision on his future – whether to hand the 30-year-old perhaps his last big contract or let him leave.

According to The Sun, United are planning to swoop in and give Arsenal a helping hand by preparing a £50million bid for the striker.

The newspaper claims that Gunners chiefs have accepted that Aubameyang will not agree to fresh terms in North London and the club are willing to cash in now rather than lose him for nothing next summer.

It is said that Aubameyang has been stalling on conducting showdown talks with Arsenal due to interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

 

 

In any case, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has urged the club to sit down with the striker.

Previous reports have claimed that Barcelona have shown serious interest – perhaps too serious as it is said that Arsenal are unhappy with the way the LaLiga giants have been trying to unsettle the player.

In other news, United and Liverpool have reportedly been alerted after the price tag for AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was halved.

The 21-year-old has been a regular for the Serie A side for over four seasons.

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