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Report: Arsenal slap £70m price tag on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Report: Arsenal slap £70m price tag on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal have reportedly set their asking price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid interest from Inter Milan, according to The Mirror.

Aubameyang’s Arsenal contract expires at the end of the 2020-21 season and contract talks between the striker and the Emirates Stadium outfit have so far failed to provide a breakthrough.

The Gabon international is believed to have turned down a contract offer from Arsenal worth £350,000 per week, and the Gunners are reportedly ready to take a tough stance in any negotiations.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal have slapped a price tag of £70million on Aubameyang, with Inter head coach Antonio Conte reportedly wanting the 30-year-old’s services.

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Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the Gunners ace, but they are now said to have turned their attentions to Inter forward Lautaro Martinez.

Arsenal paid Borussia Dortmund £56million for Aubameyang when they signed him in January 2018, according to BBC Sport.

 

Should the Gunners succeed in selling their striker for £70million, they would make a decent £14million profit on him.

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Considering Aubameyang’s Arsenal contract runs out at the end of next season, and by which point he’ll be 32, recouping his entire transfer fee plus £14million would constitute superb business for the Gunners.

Arsenal are 10 points adrift of the top four so it’ll be a big challenge for them to qualify for the Champions League over the next 13 games, and with Aubameyang having never played for the Gunners in the competition, he could well end up pushing for a move.

As good and proven a player as he is, would many clubs be prepared to pay £70million for Aubameyang in the summer, given he’ll turn 31, and in the knowledge that his contract runs out the following season?

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