Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly agreed to extends his stay at the Emirates stadium with a new three-year deal.

Speculation was rife that Aubameyang, 31, could quit the Gunners but The Athletic claim the club have agreed to make him their highest-paid player.

In less positive news for boss Mikel Arteta, Barcelona have contacted Arsenal regarding the availability of right-back Hector Bellerin.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, the Catalan giants are keen to add the 25-year-old to Ronald Koeman’s squad before the transfer window closes next month.

But the Independent believe French champions Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position to snap up Bellerin for a fee in the region of £35million.

The Spain international began his career in Barca’s youth ranks before joining the Gunners in 2011.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are braced for a third bid from Aston Villa for Emiliano Martinez as they hold out for close to £20m for the shot-stopper.

According to the Daily Mail, Martinez, 28, has rejected a new contract at the Emirates and Villa remain determined to land their man.

The Mail also claim Watford are ready to listen to offers for Troy Deeney.

Despite failing to avoid relegation to the Championship, the Hornets had been keen to hang on to their long-serving striker.

But Deeney, 32, wants to remain in the Premier League and the club are now ready to grant his wish should an acceptable offer be received.

Goal claim keeper Eduoard Mendy is edging ever closer to joining Chelsea.

French club Rennes have confirmed talks are ongoing with the Blues, who are keen to tie up a deal for £25m.

The Senegal international, 28, would provide competition for under-fire No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spaniard endured a difficult campaign.

Rennes president Nicolas Holveck said: “Discussions have started with Chelsea for Mendy.

“I can understand his desire, he told us. But for the moment, there is no agreement. For a transfer, we need an agreement of the three parties.”

Kepa, 25, finished last season behind Willy Caballero in the pecking order and boss Frank Lampard is keen to ensure Chelsea concede less goals this term.


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