Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr FC have withdrawn their offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.
They were ready to match his salary and hand him a three-and-a-half-year contract in total, giving him a break clause to return to Europe after 12 months, if he wished.
But after failing to convince Aubameyang to accept one of multiple offers over the last couple of weeks, Al-Nassr are moving on.
Benge now reports that Al-Nassr have withdrawn their final offer, and Aubameyang won’t be joining them this month.
Canary Leaks, who reported on the initial Aubameyang bid from Saudi Arabia before it broke in the mainstream media, have also posted that the Middle Eastern club that offered to take Aubameyang have now ended their interest.
They add that there’s frustration from said club at Edu for missing deadlines to respond. The club also felt Aubameyang and his camp dragged it out for too long without a formal response.
The Saudi Arabian transfer deadline is today, so we were effectively out of time for the move to go through anyway.
In other Aubameyang news, Gerard Romero reports that Barcelona have an agreement with the player for a loan deal until the summer. But it can only happen if Ousmane Dembele moves on too.
From an Arsenal point of view, we probably also need to see some movement on centre-forward incomings before they let anyone else go.
So the last day will need to be a busy one for Aubameyang to leave.