Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives approval to £62m Arsenal transfer

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives approval to £62m Arsenal transfer

Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Arsenal forward in recent weeks amid speculation the player had offers from the Chinese Super League.

But it seems the Red Devils are keen to offer him a way out of north London.

Website FCInterNews claim United have already tabled a £62m bid for the Gabon international in the hope he replaces Romelu Lukaku.

United want £80m for their Belgian forward but Inter Milan are yet to meet their valuation with a respectable offer.

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But it seems United are already putting the wheels in motion to sign his replacement with Aubameyang their focus.

Arsenal will be reluctant to sell their star man but Solskjaer has given United the green light to persist with trying to prize him out of north London.

Last month talkSPORT presenter Andy Goldstein claimed the Red Devils were weighing up a deal for the 30-year-old.

“I’ve got someone on the inside, not at United by the way, someone on the inside who every so often would tell me transfer gossip,” Goldstein said.

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“I would say he has a hit-ratio of about, quite high, 75-25. He’s told me quite a few that have happened. Not just at United but other clubs as well.

“He told me about Anthony Martial, which I tweeted I think two days before United even approached. It was one of them ‘how do you know?’, one of those.

“He has told me that United are interested in Aubameyang.

“He’s got two years left on his deal, he is 29 years old, he is the finished article. United did something similar with [Robin] van Persie, Romelu Lukaku isn’t doing it for Solskjaer, I’m led to believe.

“Do you want to know the number I’m being told? How much?

“I think it’s crazy money for a 29-year-old, two years left on his deal, scores goals, finished article.

“[£70m] is what I’m being told. There’s a first offer. He’s only got two years left and in a year’s time he can go.”

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