Inter Milan ‘calculated summer movement for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’ while Antonio Conte is planning a new signature from the Premier League
- Conte signed Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen and Ashley Young from the British side
- Now he would like to have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the North London club
- The 30-year-old is in the last 18 months of his contract and is ‘left unsure’
Inter Milan is “planning a summer move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang” while Antonio Conte is planning a new transfer raid in the Premier League.
The former Chelsea boss has already loaned Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen and Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses, and now he allegedly wants to add the Gunners to his attack.
Aubameyang, 30, is in the last 18 months of his contract with the club in North London and is believed to be uncertain about the stay, according to the Mirror.
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a reported target for Inter-boss Antonio Conte
Barcelona had shown interest, but is now expected to look at Inter’s Lautaro Martinez.
Aubameyang would join former Manchester United-man Lukaku for the San Siro outfit, who seems to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Inter is currently at the top of Serie A, while Arsenal is 11th in the Premier League and it is unlikely that he will play in Europe’s largest club competition in 2020-21.
But Arsenal is likely to be tough in negotiating the Gabonese attacker, who has already made an offer of £ 350,000 a week to stay.
Conte has already captured Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen and Ashley Young from England
Raul Sanllehi’s club head does not want players to reach the final year of their contract to stop a repeat of Aaron Ramsey’s free loss to Juventus last summer.
There may also be problems with the Aubameyang price tag, where the Gunners are expected to want about £ 70 million for him.
Earlier this week, Arsenal legend Paul Merson said the club should let Aubameyang go free after next season if his goals get them back into the Champions League.
Paul Merson believes that Arsenal should retain Aubameyang until the end of next season
Merson, who scored 78 goals in 327 games for Arsenal from 1985 to 1997, told Sky Sports: “I thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be about 31, 32 when he left, and if I were Arsenal I would keep him in the summer.
‘I would love him and say, you know, give him what you can do next year and get us in the Champions League and you can go for free. It is hard to buy goals and he is a natural scorer.
“Gabriel Martinelli can be a top player and I like him, but if I keep Aubameyang, I have 15-20 goals, and that is something to do.”
He added that it would be unfair to ask 18-year-old Brazilian Martinelli to do that.