Aubameyang’s new Arsenal deal ‘imminent’

Speculation has been rife regarding the Gabonese striker’s future, who has just a year left on his current Emirates Stadium deal.

Aubameyang had been linked with a summer switch away from North London, with Barcelona reportedly interested in the 31-year-old who has plundered a prolific 71 goals in 110 appearances since arriving at Arsenal in January 2018.

Now the Gunners’ master marksman looks set to stay at the club for a further three years, making him the best-paid player at the club in the process.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has suggested that fresh terms for Auba are ‘imminent’, with the new contract worth more than Mesut Ozil’s alleged £350,000 per-week wage.

It’s also claimed that the player’s relationship with manager Mikel Arteta has been key in getting the deal over the line, with former Gunners director Raul Sanllehi said to have negotiated the majority of the deal before his recent departure.

Spurs €50m Zaniolo bid rejected

That’s according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, as picked up by Sport Witness.

The 21-year-old once again impressed in Serie A last season, despite Roma finishing outside of the Champions League places in the Italian top flight.

Corriere claim that Tottenham, along with Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Barcelona, have tabled €50m in an attempt to secure the Italy international’s services.

It’s not the first time that Spurs have been linked with a move for the youngster, with the club said to have been interested in Zaniolo whilst Mauricio Pochettino was in charge.

Tottenham’s bid has been rejected say the Italian paper, along with all other bids from other clubs – they claim that if it wasn’t for the coronavirus pandemic, Roma may have been entertaining offers to the tune of €70m for the highly-rated midfielder.

With the impact of Covid-19 on the transfer market, it’s unknown whether Spurs will return with an improved bid.

Transfer Latest Round Up

It is very much silly season when it comes to Premier League transfer rumours and Jim Salveson is going to round up the best from across the week including big potential signings at Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.

The Transfer Rumours Mill is heating up nicely.As we head into the weekend here's our round up of the biggest stories….

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Arsenal face competition for Gabriel Magalhaes from Manchester United. The Brazilian defender was looking to make the switch from Lille to North London in a rumoured deal but a late swoop by Ole Gunnar Soljkear could derail the bid.

Jurgen Klopp is eyeing up a move for Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago Alcantara who is said to be available for around £30million. The red need to move out some of the deadwood first and one of those players could be Georginio Wijnaldum who new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants to bring to the Nou Camp.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is turning his attention from offence to defence in an attempt to sure up the back line that conceded 54 goals last season. He wants to do that with a trio of English recruits worth over £100million. Ben Chillwell (Leicester City), Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) and John Stones (Manchester City) are all reported targets.

Finally, Gareth Bale could be heading home. According to the Spanish media Jose Mourinho wants to bring the Welshman back to White Hart Lane but, as always, his wages are going to be an issue with 2 years still to go on his Real Madrid contract.

There is more transfer chat on the latest Football Social Daily podcast.

Former Everton boss Ronald Koeman linked with Barcelona job

The Catlans were blown away by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last weekend, with Setien taking the fall for his players.

Koeman was reportedly approached by club chiefs just hours after the game, despite being linked with ex Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Koeman will join up with his new side in the coming days, with his contract as the Netherlands head coach containing a clause allowing him to leave for Barcelona.

That’s your latest Everton update, check back in tomorrow for more with the Sport Social.

Norwich youngster heads to Spain

The 19-year-old scored 6 times for the Canaries’ U23 side this season and will now gain some experience in senior football in the Spanish second tier.

Ahadme, who was born in Morocco, will hope to help Oviedo improve on their 15th placed finish in the Segunda Division this year.

Players such as former Arsenal man Santi Cazorla and ex-Real Madrid and Barcelona star Robert Prosinecki have turned out for Oviedo in the past.