Barcelona cool interest in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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first_img Comment Barcelona cool interest in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Mar 2020 9:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not top of Barcelona’s shopping list (Picture: Getty Images)Barcelona are unlikely to make a summer move for Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they prioritise moves for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Paris Saint-German’s Neymar.Aubameyang is out of contract at Arsenal in 2021 and the club are struggling to negotiate a new deal as the striker is looking for wages of around £300,000-a-week.The Gunners are desperate to keep hold of the 30-year-old, who has scored 61 goals in 96 games for the club since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, however, his contract demands are an issue.Barcelona have shown an interest in the Gabon international and were thought likely to make a move for him at the end of the season, but that now seems unlikely as their focus is elsewhere.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Express reports that the Catalan giants would prefer a move for Martinez or an attempt to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp over a bid for the Arsenal man.Martinez, 22, has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Inter this season and is emerging as one of the brightest talents in European football, also scoring nine goals in 17 appearances for Argentina since his international debut in 2018.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityA move to re-sign Neymar is also a possibility after he left Barca for PSG in 2017 for a world record fee of £198.The Brazilian has since scored 69 goals in 80 games for the French side, but is thought to be keen on a return to Spain and Barcelona are interested in bringing him back.Barcelona’s interest in Martinez and Neymar may not rule out Aubameyang leaving Arsenal in the summer as if Inter Milan or PSG lose a striker, they could turn to north London for a replacement.The prolific forward attempted to distance himself from transfer rumours earlier this month, insisting he is happy at the Emirates.‘It means a lot (to play here),’ he told Arsenal’s official club website. ‘When I was younger I used to watch Arsenal because they always had great players and they won trophies as well.‘I think it is really a pleasure to be here, I am really happy – that’s my feeling.’MORE: Arsenal urged to complete £45m transfer deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas ParteyMORE: Ian Wright reveals Thierry Henry’s biggest worry before joining ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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