Real Madrid have entered talks with representatives of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to journalist Duncan Castles.
And Castles has the latest from his sources with Los Blancos reportedly looking to use their summer signing Luka Jovic as a bargaining chip.
“There’s some information I have that Real Madrid have been looking at whether they can get Aubameyang out of Arsenal and have entered into discussions with his representatives to that effect,” Castles told Transfer Window podcast.
“We know that Aubameyang has been stalling on extending his contact at Arsenal. We know he is one of the best paid players at the club.
“And obviously at present you could argue he is at a club that doesn’t fit his performance levels on the field in terms of his ability to put goals away.
“The interesting bit of information I have on this is that Real Madrid I believe are trying to float Luka Jovic into the deal.
“Their £60m signing from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer who I think has scored just one goal in 11 appearances since arriving there.
“That would be a proposal that would allow Jovic an opportunity at a different club, a restart to his career, it would bring Arsenal’s wage bill down and solve the problem that Arsenal might have of a disgruntled forward and a player that has been very prominent in their team.
“But if you have that player in a difficult contractual situation the proposal that Madrid are putting to them then let’s solve two problems here for both of us and readjust our squads.
“Whether Arsenal will bite on that I think will be dependent on not just Aubameyang’s stance but who they bring in as manager.”