Could Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang REALLY end up at Manchester United?! Italian press claim that Arsenal star is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s man to replace Inter Milan target Romelu Lukaku
- Romelu Lukaku has emerged as a top target for Inter Milan this summer
- The Belgian has fallen out of favour at Manchester United in recent months
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a United target and is reported to have said ‘yes’
With Romelu Lukaku believed to be close to a summer exit, Manchester United are reported to be planning a shock move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal would likely be unwilling to sell one of the star assets to a direct rival but United fans will remember Robin van Persie’s arrival in 2012 and the impact he went on to have for the club.
Inter Milan are keen on Lukaku and Italian newspaper Tuttosport reports that Aubameyang has ‘said yes’ to the possibility of a move to United to replace the Belgian.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reported to have ‘said yes’ to a move to Manchester United
The Gabon ace is viewed as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who Inter Milan want
Aubameyang has impressed in the Premier League for the Gunners since joining from Borussia Dortmund for £54million.
He finished last season as joint-top goal scorer, claiming the Golden Boot with 22 goals as Arsenal finished fifth, narrowly missing out on Champions League football.
At the age of 30, Aubameyang would appear to be an anomaly to United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan to target young, homegrown players such as Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Aubameyang has shown his pedigree in the Premier League and won the Golden Boot last term
But Aubameyang has proven pedigree as a centre forward in the Premier League and any arrival would instantly see goals added in the side.
Lukaku’s form tailed off midway through the campaign and he soon found himself out of the side with Solskjaer in charge.
It is believed that Marcus Rashford will be the club’s No 9 as it stands with Inter Milan pushing to secure Lukaku, with reports in Italy stating he is the Italian side’s priority signing this summer.
United have already stated they will not entertain Inter Milan’s proposed £63m deal for the Belgian.
He arrived from Everton two years ago and United are determined to recoup most, if not all, of they initial outlay on Lukaku. The initial offer Inter prepared, a two-year loan worth £9m and an obligation to buy for a further £54m, falls short of United’s valuation.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting young signings but could make an exception