La Liga giants Real Madrid will reportedly use Colombia international playmaker James Rodriguez as a makeweight in a deal to secure services of Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang next summer.
The Los Blancos have set their sights on securing the services of a striker as the club looks to locate a long-term replacement for French centre-forward, Karim Benzema.
Recent reports have claimed that Gabon international forward was considering departing from the Emirates next year following a tough start to the 2019/20 season for the North London club under Unai Emery.
According to El Desmarque, Real Madrid are keen on getting a deal for Gabon international forward, who is believed to be valued at around £69m.
Zinedine Zidane is willing to dispense with James Rodriguez, whom he sent out on loan in 2017, to improve his options up front.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are reportedly at threat of losing both Lacazette and Aubameyang over the next summer transfer window should the team fail to reach the top-four.
Meanwhile, Serie A giants AC Milan have reportedly ended their interest in securing the services of Gremio forward Everton Soares.
Arsenal have previously been linked with securing the services of Soares, who has a contract with Gremio until the end of the 2022-23 season and still believed to be on the radar.
Having broken into the Brazil national team, Soares has emerged as a potential target for a wide number of European teams following his impressive form.
However, the €120m (£103.78m) release clause in the 23-year-old’s current deal is proving to be a stumbling block for European giants to make a move for his signature.
Given their issues with FFP, Italian giants have opted to accept the loss in their pursuit of the forward, according to Calciomercato reports.