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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hints at new Arsenal contract
Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has appeared confirmed his future at the club following his latest message on social media.
Aubameyang, who scored 29 goals in all competitions last season, current deal at Emirates expires next summer, but Gabon forward has agreed to sign a new three-year contract according to The Telegraph, but Arsenal have yet to make an official account.
And ahead of return to full training for next season preparations this weekend, Aubameyang, 31, added to the speculation with a cryptic tweet of an hourglass.
On Instagram a video was posted of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wearing an Arsenal shirt while out with his father Pierre.
Aubameyang was recently named Arsenal’s player of the season following a campaign in which he scored 29 goals in 44 games.
If he stays at Arsenal, Aubameyang’s new deal is set to be worth £250,000-a-week and will also include bonuses.
Arsenal have agreement with Gabriel, £25m bid could be accepted by Lille
Arsenal have reportedly placed a formal offer on the table for Lille centre back Gabriel Magalhaes, who also wanted by Serie A side Napoli.
The north London side are aiming to bolster their back-line options ahead of next season and Gabriel Magalhaes has been identified as suitable player to improve Mikel Arteta’s squad.
It is now reported by Calciomercato, that the Gunners have agreed terns with the Brazilian star and they are optimistic of finalising his transfer from Lille.
It also adds that the Ligue 1 side are also reach agreement with Napoli for Gabriel but the deal depends on sanction the sale of Kalidou Koulibaly.
But, so far, the Italian side yet to find any suitable offer for their defender and it is suggested that they are running out of time to sign Gabriel.
The reports explains in details that the north London side have offered a package of around £25million for Gabriel Magalhaes and that is said to be greater than the fee (£22.6m) proposed by Napoli for the 22-year-old.
While Gabriel Magalhaes is open to a move to Napoli, it is reported that he is not prepared to wait much longer for the club to secure his services.
Hence, he could be on his way to the Gunners and it is revealed that Lille would be happy to sell him for the offer on the table.
Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta could revert to the traditional four-man defence next term after playing with three at the back during the final weeks of last season.
Should Gabriel Magalhaes make the switch, he could potentially partner compatriot David Luiz or William Saliba, who the club have high hopes on, after his arrival from Saint-Etienne following his loan spent at Ligue 1 side last season.
Gabriel Magalhaes could prove the perfect fit at the heart of the club’s defence with his efficient passing, dominant presence in the air and good tackling ability.
Juventus eye Alexandre Lacazette
Juventus have reportedly interested in signing Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette as Mikel Arteta agrees to let the Frenchman leave Emirates this summer if the right offer comes along.
The 29-year-old striker has two years remaining on his current deal and the north London club had previously stated that they will not allow players to enter the final two years of their contract.
A decision on his future must be made imminently, likely this summer and Italian champions Juventus are weighed up a bid for Frenchman following the arrival of Andrea Pirlo, who replaced Maurizio Sarri earlier this summer.
The new Italian head coach has reportedly admirers the striker go his quality and character and could make a move for the Frenchman in the coming weeks.
Thomas Partey fee revealed
Atletico Madrid have reportedly want €50million from Premier League side Arsenal for Thomas Partey – and they won’t budge on that figure.
The Ghanaian international has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates stadium this summer, and it seems to go back and forth between whether he will actually make the switch.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Atletico Madrid are demand the Gunners meet the release clause, or else they won’t be selling him.