Barcelona Are Monitoring Aubameyang’s Exile At Arsenal And Are Considering An Attempt To Sign Him On Loan Next Month

The forward is training alone after being stripped of the captaincy at Arsenal, and he is unlikely to play before he ventures off to the Africa Cup of Nations for Gabon.

Barca would be keen to loan him, but his £350,000-a-week wages could prove a mighty stumbling block, while the Mail also reported Juventus could join the race for Aubameyang.

Paper Round’s view: Ah the ol’ £350,000-a-week salary issue. This Barca cannot afford, so it could be a case of whether Arsenal are willing to send him out and cover the costs. Aubameyang’s entire contract is an issue, in truth. It runs until 2023, and unless a club takes him away we could get another unwanted situation at Arsenal – as if it wasn’t bad enough already.

OR… CAVANI TO BARCA?

Sergio Aguero’s retirement means Barcelona are also considering signing Edinson Cavani in the January window, The Sun reports. Ralf Rangnick is said to be keen to work with Cavani, who has not signalled a desire to leave United next month, but serious interest from Barca could put a move on the cards given the Uruguayan is not playing much at Old Trafford.

Paper Round’s view: It’s evident Barca are seeking a short-term solution to losing Aguero, and so it’s 32-year-old Aubameyang or 34-year-old Cavani. In fairness, they would both do a job, but it would only be a temporary fix.

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