Barcelona have reportedly made a decision over their summer transfer targets that could be bad news for Chelsea and Liverpool, but great for Arsenal.
The Spanish side are looking to bring in a striker this summer amid ongoing injury problems for Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
Barca recently took advantage of a La Liga ruling that allowed them to bring in a player outside of the transfer window due to Dembele’s injury, which will keep him out of action for over six months.
They signed Martin Braithwaite from Leganes after meeting his €18million (£15million) buyout clause.
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They are also looking at more long terms options, with Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said to be high up their list.
However, Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague says that they have switched targets away from the Gunners captain, to Liverpool and Chelsea target Timo Werner.
“I don’t expect Aubameyang to sign for Barcelona in the summer, Barcelona don’t want him,” Balague told GentingBet.
“They were looking for Timo Werner, Aubameyang or Rodrigo in January but now, they need to go for a top number nine, a top midfielder, a top winger and a top centre-back and Aubameyang is not a candidate.
“Now, I think [Mikel] Arteta wants to convince him to stay on, there are going to be changes in the summer for Arsenal and he should be an important player for them.
“They cannot lose these kinds of players, so I think he’ll stay.”