Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would prefer a move to a European club if he leaves the club in this transfer window.
There are a host of European clubs interested in the Gabon international, including Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Juventus, AC Milan and Sevilla, with Arsenal open to offers.
But Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr are the only side to have made a concrete offer for Aubameyang at this stage.
They have asked to take the former Arsenal captain on loan, with an obligation to buy.
Aubameyang has 18 months left on his Arsenal contract and an exit in this transfer window would represent a saving of around £25m in wages for the Gunners.
Aubameyang has not featured for Arteta’s side since the club’s 2-1 defeat to Everton in the Premier League on December 6 after being stripped of the captaincy following a disciplinary issue.
He has made 15 appearances across all competitions this season and scored four league goals.
The 32-year-old recently returned to London from the Africa Cup of Nations for medical examinations after being diagnosed with heart lesions following a positive coronavirus test.
However, after further checks in London he said: “My heart is absolutely fine and I’m completely healthy”.
Transfer Talk Podcast – Auba set for Arsenal exit?
Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by Guardian football journalist and author of the book Made in Africa, Ed Aarons, to discuss all the latest goings-on in the window.
Newcastle are attempting to secure a number of deals before the close of the window, with Diego Carlos and Jesse Lingard among the main targets. The panel chat about that before discussing the ongoing managerial search at Everton and whether Duncan Ferguson should be given the job until the end of the season.
Ed has his say on the futures of Liverpool attacking duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane before highlighting some of the stars from the Africa Cup of Nations that Premier League clubs should be looking at.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is edging closer to an exit from Arsenal – Dharmesh discusses what that could mean for the Gunners before Pete delivers his final thought.
‘Arsenal move appeals to Wijnaldum’
Kaveh Solhekol told The Transfer Show that Georginio Wijnaldum would welcome a return to the Premier League, possibly with Arsenal.
“The situation is Gini Wijnaldum is out injured at the moment. He’s not going to come out in public and say, ‘I want to leave PSG’, because you wouldn’t want to spoil your relationship with the fans.
“But what we’re being told is he would like to return to the Premier League. I’m not saying he wants to return today, this week or even in the summer, but he would like to return and we keep being told he would like to play for Arsenal. They’re a club he admired a lot when he was growing up. It’s definitely something that appeals to him.
“If PSG were to sign (Tanguy) Ndombele on loan, would they let one of their midfielders go? Would Wijnaldum then become an option for Arsenal? We know Arsenal are looking for a midfielder.
“PSG have consistently said, ‘we don’t want him to leave’.”
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