Inter Milan ‘join Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer race’ amid Man Utd link

Inter Milan have reportedly joined the transfer race for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The 30-year-old's future at the Emirates is uncertain with little over a year left to run on his current contract.

Aubameyang has stalled on signing a new deal until he knows whether Arsenal will be competing in Europe next season.

Man Utd are monitoring the forward's situation as Arsenal weigh up whether to cash-in on Aubameyang now rather than potentially losing him for nothing next summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport report Inter are poised to battle it out with United for Aubameyang's signature in the event that Lautaro Martinez leaves the Italian club.

Martinez has been linked with a big-money move to Barcelona at the end of the season, which would raise plenty of cash to move for Aubameyang.

Arsenal value their captain at around £50million, but know they are in no position to play hardball with his contract winding down.

United remain hopeful of prising the Gabonese international away for £35m, but Arsenal would not want to sell to a direct rival.

Interest from Inter could be an alternative for the Gunners, as the Nerrazurri also consider reigniting a move for Chelsea's Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman came close to moving to the San Siro in January but Chelsea could not afford to let him leave.

Giroud is available on a free in the summer and will likely complete the switch to Italy at the end of his Chelsea contract.

A move to Inter would also appeal to Aubameyang, given they are almost certain to be in the Champions League next season.

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson feels it would be a "disaster" for his old club to lose Aubameyang, but accepts selling him now does also have its benefits.

"If they want to keep Aubameyang they will have to pay him big money, but Arsenal may look at it and think if we give him £300,000-a-week for the next two or three years, is he going to be the same player?" Merson said.

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