Clubs still lining up to try and snap up 32-year-old Arsenal skipper

Arsenal striker and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is allegedly on the radar of five teams amid speculation surrounding his Gunners future.

The 32-year-old Gabonese star has failed to hit his usual heights over the past one year and has missed gilt-edged opportunities versus Newcastle United and Manchester United in the latest days.

He remains contracted to the north London giants until June 2023 after extending his contract last summer, but the player continues to be linked with an Emirates exit amid his struggles in front of goal.

According to a report from Fichajes, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and AC Milan are all ready to battle for his signature in 2022.

The report states that Aubameyang’s days at the club are ‘numbered’, and a January departure could be on the cards as the capital outfit aim to garner a sizeable sum for the attacker.

Pierre-Emerick boasts a total of 92 goals in 162 games for his team across all competitions but has now failed to net in five top-flight matches in a row.

In the meantime, Arsenal are allegedly in talks with Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria over a transfer to the Emirates in 2022.

Arsenal in battle to win transfer hunt for Paris Saint-Germain hitman

Arsenal and Chelsea are both reportedly keen on signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi during the January transfer market.

The 28-year-old forward has made 15 appearances for Les Parisiens during the 2021-22 term but has only found the back of the net three times, with the majority of his appearances coming off the bench.

Mauro is yet to start a UEFA Champions League match this season, while the player has featured from the start just six times in Ligue 1, with the Argentina international down the pecking order at Parc des Princes.

According to journalist Ekrem Konur, the star could leave Mauricio Pochettino’s side when the January transfer market opens for business, and both the Gunners and the Blues are showing an interest.

Icardi, who has a contract with the French side until June 2024, has netted 36 times and registered 10 assists in 77 games for his team in all competitions.

Mikel Arteta’s side are looking to land another striker because of the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette, while Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is also understood to be keen to bring in another player in the final third of the pitch.

Arsenal firm up interest in Swedish rising star by beginning talks

Arsenal and their Premier League and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have allegedly both started discussions with the Serie A outfit Juventus over a winter loan deal for forward Dejan Kulusevski.

The 21-year-old Swedish star has been a regular for I Bianconrei during the 2021-22 campaign, playing in 18 matches in all competitions, but the player has only registered one goal and two assists.

The highly-regarded youngster has only started on three occasions in Serie A this term, meanwhile, and is understood to be surplus to requirements at the Old Lady.

The Gunners and Spurs have both been heavily linked with the versatile attacker in the latest weeks, and according to a fresh report from an Italian news outlet Calciomercato, the two English clubs are in negotiations over a January deal.

The report goes on to say that the pair are speaking to both Max Allegri’s side and Kulusevski’s entourage Alessandro Lucci over a loan with an option to buy in the summer.

The talent, said to be rated by his Italian club in the region of €35 million (£29.4 million), has scored eight times and picked up nine assists in 65 appearances for the team in all competitions.