Barcelona and Juventus have approached Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal over the loan signing of forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports say.
There is no proposal on the table as yet and it’d be a difficult deal to do given the Gabon international’s wages, thought to be around £350,000 per week.
The Gunners are open to allowing the attacker to leave – but the transfer would have to be financially acceptable to them.
Pierre-Emerick, who was stripped of the Gunners captaincy in December, has been left out of the club’s squad for their warm-weather training camp in Dubai, the UAE.
Sky Sports News stated earlier this month that the 32-year-old star would prefer a transfer to a top European outfit if a deal can be agreed.
AC Milan, Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille have all expressed an interest this winter too. Saudi Arabian teams Al Nassr and Al Hilal have made loan bids, with obligations to buy.
Blaugrana, who are also in negotiations to sign Adama Traore on a temporary basis, are hoping to free up wages if the club can offload winger Ousmane Dembele.
I Biacnoneri have officially signed Dusan Vlahovic. This could have knock-on effects for striker Alvaro Morata, who is on loan in Italy from Atletico Madrid and wants to go to Camp Nou.