Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was quizzed about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“I don’t know. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our player and he will remain here,” he said.
Despite Arteta’s comments, the forward continues to be linked with a move away from the north London club and specifically to Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave the Serie A side for Manchester City and his exit will see the Old Lady look for his replacement.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Turin club have the ‘idea’ to make Aubameyang the Portugal international’s successor.
The Gunners attacker, who scored a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion earlier this week, struggled last season, and TMW say he would be open to the idea of changing clubs in the coming days.
Journalist Enzo Bucchioni, writing in his column for TuttoMercatoWeb, says Juventus ‘aim’ for one of Aubameyang, Everton’s Moise Kean or Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauro Icardi to replace Ronaldo.
He reports Massimiliano Allegri’s side want to invest the money from Ronaldo’s sale on a new forward.
The former Borussia Dortmund man is an ‘old desire’ of Juve and Bucchioni adds Arsenal are ‘willing to negotiate’ Aubameyang’s sale for around €20m.
Should Juve submit an offer, it’ll be interesting to see how Arsenal will respond.