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Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 16th May 2017

  • A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Sumedh Pande
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 10:45 IST
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 18: Pierre Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scores a goal against SC Sporting during the UEFA Champions League match between SC Sporting and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 18, 2016 in Lisbon, Lisboa. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
The Gabonese hitman might be the next victim of the riches of the Far East

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future and much more. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on May 16, 2017:

Borussia Dortmund hitman set to shock one and all with his next move

Despite having concrete interest from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has decided against joining one of the biggest clubs in Europe. According to L'equipe, Aubameyang is ready to accept a lucrative offer from the Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Quanjian.

The Chinese club wants to make him the highest paid player in the world and also the face of the emerging Asian league which has caught the attention of the Gabonese forward. If he accepts the record breaking offer, Aubameyang will beat Ezequiel Lavezzi as the highest earner in world football.

Manchester United set to have the biggest transfer window in the club's history

GRANADA, SPAIN - MAY 06:  James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF looks on  during the La Liga match between Granada CF v Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on May 6, 2017 in Granada, Spain.  (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)
James Rodriguez is expected to sign for Manchester United in July

Manchester Evening News have reported that the Red Devils are set to spend close to £250 million with Ed Woodward ready to sanction many record breaking deals this summer. James Rodriguez is all set to sign as soon as the transfer window opens whereas the club is desperate to sign Antoine Griezmann for £85 million.

Another striker is also on Jose Mourinho's mind with Romelu Lukaku or Andrea Belotti set to be targeted. Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier is also on United's radar with the North London side valuing him at around £40 million. 

Arsenal to sign long-term target on July 1

NOVI SAD, SERBIA - MAY 30:  Sead Kolasinac of Germany in action during the U19 Hungary v U19 Germany Elite Round match at Slana Bara stadium on May 30, 2012 in Novi Sad, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic / Getty Images)
The left back will soon be seen in an Arsenal shirt

ESPN reports that Arsenal have won the race from AC Milan and Everton to sign Schalke 04 left back, Sead Kolasinac. The deal has been agreed between the two parties as the left back will arrive in England on a Bosman transfer after his deal with the German giants expires on June 30.

Kolasinac is seen by the Gunners as a direct upgrade over Nacho Monreal and with his arrival, Arsenal are set to offload the underperforming Kieran Gibbs.

Published 16 May 2017, 20:02 IST
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