Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly in talks with Inter Milan as his future with the Gunners remains in serious doubt, according to Spanish outlet Sport.
The Gabon international is arguably Arsenal’s most important player, having scored 20 goals in all competitions this season and taking over the Gunners team captaincy.
Since his £56million move to the Emirates Stadium in January 2018, Aubameyang has registered 61 goals and 13 assists for Arsenal in all competitions.
The 30-year-old’s future is uncertain, given his contract expires next summer, and if he doesn’t pen new terms, the Gunners will have to decide whether to cash in on him or let his contract run down.
Given Arsenal are unlikely to make the Champions League next season, there has been speculation suggesting Aubameyang could be swayed by a team that will be competing in the tournament.
Inter are currently third in Serie A table, eight points behind second-placed Lazio with a game in hand, and the Italian top flight is scheduled to return on 13 June following its suspension due to current events.
The Nerazzurri, whose prolific striker Lautaro Martinez has been heavily linked with Barcelona, are also said to be in talks with Timo Werner of RB Leipzig, according to Sport.
With Arsenal expected to tighten their belts this summer in wake of the global health crisis and the disruption it has caused the football industry, not to mention Aubameyang’s contract expiring next summer, the Gunners will have a tough decision to make regarding their main striker.
The Sun previously reported that Arsenal are looking for just £30million, a much-reduced fee from the £70million reported by The Mirror before the suspension of football across most of Europe, and it would be a huge shame if that was all the Gunners recouped from a player who is effectively irreplaceable for them at present.