- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged surprise transfer target for Real Madrid this summer
- Los Blancos are willing to cough out about £74m to lure him to the Bernabeu
- Aubameyang has been targeted as replacement for Gareth Bale who could leave the club before the start of a new season
Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a surprise £74 million move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.
The Gabonese forward finished the 2018-19 Premier League season joint top scorers with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after all three netted 22 goals.
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But the former Borussia Dortmund star achieved the feat with fewer games compared to the Liverpool duo of Salah and Mane.
Meanwhile, SunSport reveals that Los Blancos are ready to make a move for Aubameyang as quality replacement for Gareth Bale, who is not in Zinedine Zidane's plans for next season.
Spanish news outlet Diario Gol claims the Gunners forward is a potential candidate to lead the Galacticos attack when the 2019-20 campaign kicks off later this year.
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The Arsenal striker proved his potential this term as he bagged the Golden Boot award after scoring 22 goals.
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Aubameyang joined the north London side from Dortmund in a deal around £56 million in 2018, and he is contracted to the club until 2021.
However, the striker's impressive performance in Europe might force his manager Unai Emery to tie him down with a new long-term deal.
Meanwhile, in spite of the player's goals scoring ability, some Arsenal fans on social media want the club to cash in on the striker this summer.
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One said: "I love Auba. But our problems in defence need to be rectified and fixed long-term."
While another cheekily asked: "Varane and Bale for Auba, I'd be interested."
Real are also closing in agreeing a deal for Chelsea star Eden Hazard, whose contract with Chelsea expires next summer.
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TUKO.co.ke earlier reported that Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Aubameyang have won the 2018-19 Premier League top scorers award.
Both Aubameyang and Mane needed two goals each on the last day to become joint top scorers with the Egyptian.
The Egyptian won the award the previous season with 32 goals - becoming the first to record the feat in a single season.
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