Arsenal reportedly “end” negotiations with Aubameyang

April 26, 2020

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal have reportedly pulled the plug on contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – despite the player’s father hinting that he should sign a new deal.

Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer, with Manchester United, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea all believed to be interested in signing him.

The Gunners hitman is second only to Jamie Vardy in the Premier League scoring charts this season with 17 goals, and as he enters the final year of his contract, Arsenal are concerned they could lose him for nothing at the end of the next campaign.

Negotiations had been ongoing over a new deal, but the 30-year-old is believed to want an upgrade to his £200,000-a-week wages – which could prove difficult given the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.

And Arsenal have now pulled out of the talks, according to the Express – with Inter reported to be the new frontrunners to sign him this summer.