Reports have it that Barcelona conveys interest in having the Arsenal captain in the La Liga club and does not mind offering Philippe Coutinho, ex Liverpool midfielder, as part exchange for the striker.
Sometime on Monday, however, Joan Laporta, Barcelona President, disclosed that the La Liga club is in debt of 1.15 billion pounds.
The club will not be making any negotiations regarding having Aubameyang transferred to Barcelona.
Aubameyang had signed a fresh three-year contract that is meant to last till 2024 under Arsenal.
Due to an undisclosed illness, 32-year-old Aubameyang along with his fellow teammate, Lacazette, missed out on Arsenal’s opening Premier League match which they lost in Brentford on Friday.
Kevin Campbell, the previous arsenal striker reportedly feels something is amiss about Aubameyang’s absence at the match on Friday.
According to Campbell, there had been concrete plans made for Aubameyang and Lacazette to be at the starting line-up until reports came reaching that the two would not be participating in the game because of illnesses that were not disclosed.
He feels that even if there had been any illness at all it should have been disclosed; and that it seems there are some conflicts within the Arsenal team; however, he opines that despite this, the game should have been taken seriously.
At present, Barcelona’s financial situation rules out the possibility of transfer rumours as Messi had to leave under a free transfer because Barcelona could not manage to register the star player under financial rules stipulated by La Liga.
Barcelona’s interest in Tammy Abraham who recently got signed under Roma is also subject to rumours.