Arsenal braced for Aubameyang bids, Slimani wants United move – Paper Round
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Islam Slimani are among the names featuring in Tuesday’s Paper Round.
Arsenal braced for Aubameyang offers
Paper Round's view: Could Arsenal's captain really jump ship mid-season? An offer from Barca would certainly test his resolve, but you would feel a summer move is far more likely. Plus, even with £50m quoted in the Telegraph's piece, you would imagine Arsenal would demand much more in January.
Slimani wants United move
Paper Round’s view: A six-month loan deal is pretty harmless, as Slimani would only be a back-up for Rashford (when fit) and likely Anthony Martial too. It’s hardly a name to get the Stretford End excited, but who knows, they could be singing his name if he comes up trumps.
Chelsea's Cavani alternative
Paper Round's view: Piatek's future will be speculated right until the very second the window closes, unless of course he moves beforehand. He is clearly not the first-choice for either Spurs or Chelsea, so the question will be whether either side settles for the Polish international, or if they wait for the summer to make a blockbuster signing.
Ceballos to Valencia?
Paper Round's view: After flitting in and out of the team, Ceballos’ time at Arsenal has been severely hampered by injury problems. It would be unfair to see the loan as a flop, but it would not be surprising to see him return to Spain if he wants to play more regularly before the season ends.