Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been diagnosed with heart lesions following a positive coronavirus test at the Africa Cup of Nations; Auba after medical checks: "My heart is absolutely fine"; PSG, Juventus, AC Milan, Sevilla and Marseille have all enquired over striker's availability
Friday 21 January 2022 06:06, UK
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says his "heart is absolutely fine" following medical checks, as PSG, Juventus and AC Milan all enquire over the Arsenal striker's availability
The 32-year-old recently returned to London from the Africa Cup of Nations for medical examinations after being diagnosed with heart lesions following a positive coronavirus test.
Following the medical check-up, Aubameyang posted on Instagram: "I came back to London to do some additional checks, and I'm very happy to say that my heart is absolutely fine and I'm completely healthy!!
"Really appreciate all the messages over the last few days and I'm already back at it."
Sky Sports News has been told Aubameyang was given the all-clear after an MRI scan and an Electrocardiogram (ECG).
It has yet to be decided whether the Gabon captain will return to Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations, with The Panthers set to face Burkina Faso on Sunday in the last 16. Aubameyang is yet to feature in the tournament for Gabon.
Aubameyang's Arsenal future is also unclear with the club willing to consider offers this month for their former skipper, who was stripped of the captaincy in December after a disciplinary breach.
Several European clubs have enquired about Aubameyang's availability including AC Milan, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille and Sevilla.
On Wednesday, Sky Sports News reported Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have offered to sign Aubameyang on loan until the end of the season.
Al Nassr's loan offer also includes an obligation to buy.
The ex-Borussia Dortmund striker has 18 months left on his Arsenal contract and an exit in this transfer window would represent a saving of around £25m in wages for the rest of his contract.
Aubameyang has not featured for Arteta's side since the club's 2-1 defeat to Everton in the Premier League on December 6.
He has made 15 appearances across all competitions this season and scored four league goals.
Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by Guardian football journalist and author of the book Made in Africa, Ed Aarons, to discuss all the latest goings-on in the window.
Newcastle are attempting to secure a number of deals before the close of the window, with Diego Carlos and Jesse Lingard among the main targets. The panel chat about that before discussing the ongoing managerial search at Everton and whether Duncan Ferguson should be given the job until the end of the season.
Ed has his say on the futures of Liverpool attacking duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane before highlighting some of the stars from the Africa Cup of Nations that Premier League clubs should be looking at.
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