- Manchester United are ready to rival Chelsea for the signature of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Barcelona have already set a price for the Gabon international, who is valued at 30 million pounds
- Erik Ten Hag is keen on bolstering his squad, amid growing uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future
Manchester United could make a move for Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Ten Hag continues to explore attacking options before the close of the transfer window.
After failing in their pursuit of Marko Arnautovic, the Red Devils are now open to signing the Aubameyang, but the move faces a number of challenges.
Aubameyang,31, only moved to Catalonia last season from Arsenal, but is already poised to return to the Premier League.
As per The Sun, Barcelona are currently engaged in some financial gymnastics, which allowed them to register four key players; Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen, just in time for their league opener against Rayo Vallecano.
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But the club is still not out of the woods, as far as their financial structure is concerned.
Man United’s uphill task to get Aubameyang
While Aubameyang is up for grabs, the general feeling is that the former Arsenal star would need some convincing to choose United over Chelsea for the simple fact that the Red Devils are playing in the Europa League.
With Barcelona, Aubameyang is guaranteed of Champions League football, although he faces competition for a place in the squad from Robert Lewandowski.
The front line is not the only place Erik Ten Hag’s side needs reinforcements as they also need an experienced holding midfielder.
Currently, United are tracking Adrien Rabiot and Football director John Murtough has just returned from Turin where he held discussions about signing him.
Man United players clashed 2 days before Brentford defeat
Sports Brief also earlier reported of a dressing room disagreement between Manchester United players two days before their heavy defeat to Brentford.
It is not clear what the issue was, but it is understood that Harry Maguire staying on as the club captain is not appreciated by some players
It had been expected that Maguire would be stripped of the captaincy with either Cristiano Ronaldo or Bruno Fernandes taking over.
Source: Sports Brief News