Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain remain interested in signing Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre Emerick Aubameyang but their primary target over the summer transfer window remains as Arsenal’s front man Alexis Sanchez.
PSG who want to boost up their attacking options are interested in signing the Dortmund star as PSG’s director Patrick Kluivert is keeping a close eye on him. They have not offered anything for the Gabon international yet as they remain convinced that they can still manage to land Alexis Sanchez ahead of Aubameyang.
The Chilean has just one year remaining in his Arsenal contract and The Gunners might just have to sell him before losing him for nothing in the next 12 months.
However, Patrick Kluivert has been in talks with Aubameyang’s father who remains as the source of communication.
It has been reported that Sanchez may cost 40 million, whereas Dortmund may ask for a total of 70 million for Aubameyang. Money doesn’t remains as an issue for PSG following the lifting of all UEFA financial fair play restrictions on the club, which means that the club can spend a huge amount in the summer.
Sanchez may have been a better value option but with Aubameyang being fluent in French and also knowing the Ligue 1 from beforehand seems to be a better option for the French champions.
Much like the Chilean, the Gabon international likes to play through the middle meaning that it would put both of them directly in competition with Edinson Cavani who has been PSG’s prolific striker since the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to England.
In case PSG decide to go for Aubameyang they should expect some competition from Premier League clubs, one of them being Arsenal themselves, who are in jeopardy of losing their top striker in the summer.
Arsenal do not want to sell Sanchez, but would love to cash in on the striker to a foreign club instead of selling to a fellow Premier League rival such as Chelsea FC or Manchester City thus making Paris the likeliest destination for the player.