Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international has been exiled since December 2021 and stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following a “disciplinary breach.”
The club has since become open in letting him leave, with a number of European giants interested.
And according to David Ornstein, the two clubs are close to agreeing on a deal, which will see the 32-year-old spend the remainder of the season at the Catalan club.
🚨 EXCL: Barcelona nearing agreement with Arsenal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang loan until summer. Main issue to resolve is salary. Would be major saving for #AFC but no loan fee or buy option/obligation. No incoming deals close @TheAthleticUK #FCBarcelona https://t.co/D8Xj4gy7UC
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 30, 2022
The former Borussia Dortmund striker has also attracted attention from Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, who are keen on taking him on loan at least until the end of the season.
Aubameyang, who has 18 months remaining on his contract, has scored seven goals in 15 games for Arsenal this season.