Arsenal have ‘offered Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a contract extension’ and are attempting to ward off interest in their star striker with fresh terms.
The lethal frontman has just one year left on his current deal and is yet to agree on a prolonged stay, with a number of clubs including PSG interested in a move for him this summer.
According to L’Equipe, the 30-year-old has received the offer of a contract extension at the Emirates.
Champions League football may be a serious lure for Aubameyang, who despite his consistent performances, has found himself battling with Arsenal in the Europa League since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
Arsenal are eight points off fourth ahead of the Premier League’s return and look unlikely to qualify for next season’s top European club competition.
But the club are making moves to tie down their prised asset, who shared the Premier League golden boot last season alongside Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
They want to put a stop to a protracted transfer saga and secure Aubameyang’s future as painlessly as possible.
PSG believe a fee between £36million and £45m could be enough to persuade Arsenal to cash in rather than risk losing Aubameyang for nothing in the summer of 2021, according to le10sport.
The French side are in the market for a forward with Mauro Icardi’s loan with the club having expired.
Despite Aubameyang entering the final few years of his career, there has been no slowing down in his production.
He has scored 61 goals in just 97 games for the club and been an instant hit with fans since arriving from the Bundesliga.
Inter Milan are also understood to be keeping tabs on Aubameyang but are unlikely to be able to afford his wages.