There were rumors last week that Inter-Milan were interested in Newcastle’s striker target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, of St. Etienne and there is new news in the Italian press that indeed the Milan club have put in a bid for the 23 year-old striker.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Inter-Milan have bid for this striker
Newcastle were reported to have bid £8M for the striker in the January transfer window as we tried to replace Demba Ba who signed for Chelsea, and that was after we failed to lure Loic Remy to Tyneside.
Last month Chief Scout Graham Carr and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley went to watch the player play for St. Etienne in France, as the Newcastle owner looked to get more involved with the top transfer business at Newcastle.
There are reports in the Italian press that Inter have made a bid in the region of £8.5M (which is around €10M) for the striker, and that was slightly more than the reported Newcastle bid, and the bid has already been turned down by St. Etienne.
St. Etienne have said they want €12M for their striker, and if Inter are bidding now, we have to assume that Newcastle are also involved, if the news that he is our number one striker target in the summer is true.
Arsenal have also been recently linked with the 23 year-old striker, so we assume Newcastle are well aware of the interest from other top clubs.
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