Paris Saint-Germain remain on alert for the potential signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, planning an approach for him if negotiations for Mauro Icardi fail.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates victory during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates victory on February 23, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Le10Sport report that Paris Saint-Germain are looking at both Mauro Icardi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as possible centre-forward signings this summer.

Icardi spent the season on loan with PSG, scoring 20 goals in 31 appearances. There are no guarantees they’ll end up signing him on a permanent deal though. If they don’t, they reportedly plan to move for Aubameyang instead.

PSG are keeping up-to-date on developments with Aubameyang, and they like the ‘value for money’ they’d get from a €40-50m deal for him. FC Barcelona are also in for the striker, whilst Inter Milan are likely to pull out over his salary.

As things stand, the Ligue 1 champions aren’t in negotiations with Arsenal. However, they plan to make decisions on the matter in the coming weeks.

PSG are one of few clubs you can realistically imagine paying a crazy fee for a striker this summer. With FFP rules potentially relaxing, their owners can freely invest, and they’ll need a new signing if Edinson Cavani leaves (likely) and Icardi returns to Inter.

There are still no reliable links between PSG and Aubameyang in the English media, though. Also, I doubt Arsenal will make any kind of decision before the season ends. For now, I’d just put a pin in this one.

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