Arsenal make decision on Aubameyang transfer after Chelsea enter race

Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after shelving contract talks with the striker, according to reports.

Aubameyang has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this season, with Barcelona, Inter, Manchester United and Chelsea linked with the goalscorer.

Discussions over a new deal have ground to halt since Aubameyang demanded £300,000 a week to stay at the club.

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Arsenal have already convinced most of their first-team squad to take a 12.5 per cent pay cut for the next 12 months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Aubameyang’s current deal expires next year and the Daily Mail claim Arsenal have decided to stop negotiations with the Gabon International.

The club’s financial problems appears set to have an effect on contract talks, as well any potential transfer business.

Arsenal are prepared to field offers for Aubameyang, as the Gunners bid to avoid losing the 30-year-old on a free transfer next year.

Aubameyang appears to have many suitors and is reportedly eager to play Champions League football next season.

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (19) is the only player to score more in the Premier League than Aubameyang this season.

Aubameyang has bagged 17 goals and is challenging to win his second successive Premier League Golden Boot.

The forward would presumably fetch a big fee despite his age due to his remarkable goalscoring record.

Since joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in a £56million deal in January 2018, Aubameyang has scored 61 goals in 97 games for the Gunners.

Arsenal’s rivals including Chelsea believe the London club will be forced to sell their star striker in the next transfer window.

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