Arsenal are reportedly willing to let Captain Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang leave the club for £50m prize.
The Gunners have tried and failed to secure the Gabonese international’s signature for next season and are resigned to losing him this summer.
According to a report in SPORT, Arsenal will demand €55m (£50m) if they are to sell this year, which is a distinct possibility if they opt to cash in now rather than losing him on a free 12 months later.
Aubameyang is Arsenal’s most important player and Mikel Arteta will be desperate to keep him next season for another shot on the top four, but it looks increasingly likely that he will end his spell in England.
Meanwhile, Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing the 30-year-old this summer.
The Catalan club had made initial contact with Aubameyang’s agent in January in a bid to get him to replace Luis Suarez who has been ruled out due to injury. But the bid failed.
The LaLiga champions are now expected to renew their interest in the summer, and the Gabonese striker’s future at Arsenal hinges on whether they can secure qualification to the Champions League next season.
The Gunners are currently ninth in premier league, with eight points behind fourth placed Chelsea. However, the fifth placed can make it to the Champions League if Manchester City’s ban appeal at CAS fails.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are in good form having won their last three matches.