Barcelona has been made aware of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s exile at Arsenal and would like to sign him on a loan deal next month.
His £350,000-per-week wages, on the other hand, could be a financial stumbling block for the cash-strapped Catalan club.
Since losing his captaincy at Arsenal last week, striker Aubameyang has been training alone and is unlikely to be included in Mikel Arteta’s plans until the end of the month, when Gabon will compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Ferran Torres of Manchester City is on their wish list, but he might cost around £50 million. As a loan option, Aubameyang would require a smaller initial investment.
Edinson Cavani is another Barcelona target, but Manchester United is hoping to keep the Uruguayan striker.
After agreeing a new 12-month contract in the summer, Cavani has made just three starts for United this season due to a tendon problem in his leg and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Source: Daily Mail