REAL MADRID are reportedly planning a stunning £74m swoop for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to replace Gareth Bale.
Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane is desperate to offload the former Spurs forward this summer following his shocking spell of form.
According to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, Aubameyang is a potential candidate to replace Bale next season.
The Arsenal striker proved his potential this term as he bagged the Golden Boot award after scoring 22 goals.
Aubameyang, who joined the Gunners from Dortmund for £56m in 2018, is under contract at the Emirates until 2021.
But following his sublime spell of form, Unai Emery is keen to tie him down with a new long-term deal.
The source claims that Madrid expect it to be “easier” to negotiate with Arsenal than any of their other top targets.
‘I’D BE INTERESTED’
Surprisingly, some Arsenal fans on social media urged their club to cash in on the striker this summer.
One said: “I love Auba. But our problems in defence need to be rectified and fixed long-term.”
While another cheekily asked: “Varane and Bale for Auba, I’d be interested.”
Sadio Mane is also allegedly in the running after he netted 22 goals for Liverpool this season.
He would slot into Zinedine Zidane’s side, but the Senegalese forward is tied down with Jurgen Klopp’s side until 2022.
The source claims Paulo Dybala has also caught the eye of the Frenchman ahead of his summer overhaul.
He has fallen out of the spotlight following the £99m summer arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
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Dybala has only managed ten goals and four assists for the Serie A champions this season.
The Argentine ace, who is under contract until 2022, was photographed in London last week amid links to Manchester United.
Bale could have played his last game for Madrid after he was dropped from their squad for the second game in a row this month.