SAUDI ARABIAN side Al Hilal want Arsenal outcast Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan – and are willing pay his full £350,000-a-week wages, according to reports.
The 32-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates having fallen out of favour under MIkel Arteta after being stripped of the captaincy.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on his way out of Arsenal in the winter transfer windowCredit: PA
Aubameyang is understood to already have a loan offer from Al Nassr on the table, with the obligation to permanently sign him for £6.7million.
And now their Saudi Arabian rivals Al Hilal are claimed to have joined the race to lure the Gabon international to the Middle East.
According to the Daily Mail, Al Hilal are also looking to bring the player to the Gulf nation on loan, where they are prepared to pay all of his £350,000-a-week wages.
The news outlet claims the fact they will cover his salary is seen as an attractive offer for Arsenal.
They even state the club have put a package together to turn his potential loan into a permanent stay in the summer.
It has been said that Aubameyang and his team will now consider the proposal from Al Hilal.
As well as interest from Saudi Arabia, European clubs are also eyeing up a January swoop for the ex-Borussia Dortmund marksman.
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth revealed at least FIVE teams are keen on the centre-forward.
He tweeted: “Several European clubs interested in signing Aubameyang. AC Milan, Juventus, PSG, Marseille and Sevilla among them.
“Al Nassr loan bid still on the table. Arsenal will listen to offers.”
Aubameyang is back in England after returning to Arsenal early from the Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a heart scare.
But he has announced he is fully fit as he delivered an update on his fitness in an Instagram post.
It read: “Hi guys, I came back to London to do some additional checks, and I’m very happy to say that my heart is absolutely fine and I’m completely healthy!!
“Really appreciate all the messages over the last few days and I’m already back at it.”
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