Arsenal have reportedly pulled out on contract talks with skipper 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 for his service.
The Gabonese star 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.
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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 according to the Express Arsenal have now pulled out of the talks with Inter reported to be the new frontrunners to sign him this summer
The publication says Inter manager Antonio Conte is keen to take Aubameyang to Milan, and he is reportedly eager to hear what Inter have to offer.
This is despite the player’s father having urged his son to sign a new contract at the Emirates by dropping a huge hint on social media
In a message on his Instagram account, Pierre-Francois Aubameyang posted a picture of his son signing his first contract with Arsenal in 2018, along with the caption: “You know what you have to do bro @aubameyang97.”
Arsenal are keen to keep their wage bill down, but know they face difficulties given the club’s top earner, Mesut Ozil, is on a £350,000-per-week deal.
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