Real Madrid will make a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they fail to sign Erling Haaland or Sadio Mane this summer, reports claim.
The Arsenal captain’s future in north London is in doubt with his contract set to expire at the end of next season.
Aubameyang, who has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances since joining the Gunners for £56million from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, continues to be linked with moves away from the club.
The Express say Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has informed the 30-year-old about Los Blancos’ summer transfer plans.
The LaLiga giants will attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund hotshot Haaland or Liverpool forward Mane in the summer transfer window with Aubameyang seen as a Plan B.
Haaland only joined Dortmund in January but has hit the ground running with 12 goals in 11 games in all competitions so far.
Meanwhile, Mane has been leading Liverpool’s Premier League title charge with 14 goals and seven assists this season.
Zidane is on the lookout for a new forward following a disappointing debut season from Luka Jovic.
The Serbia international has scored just two LaLiga goals since completing a £54m move from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer.
With Aubameyang yet to sign a new deal with Arsenal, he has been linked with moves to Real, Barcelona and Manchester United.
In January, the Gabon striker rubbished talk of an Emirates exit, while affirming his commitment to the Gunners.
He said: “I would also like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about me in the media.
“People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch. They talk too much and it does my head in!
“I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs.”