According to top Spanish journalist, Guillem Balague, Arsenal are wanting to close and finalise a deal as soon as possible for the signing of Gabon international midfielder Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.
Balgue stated that the north Londoners would be willing to pay £53million to acquire the services of the 17-goal hitman who has been prolific in the Bundesliga this season.
The Gunners have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund star for some time now, and with the departure of Alexis Sanchez looking increasingly likely to happen in the near future, the Spanish journalist believes Aubameyang will be the man to fill the gap left by the Chilean international.
Balague reported the news on his official Twitter page on Sunday evening:
Aubameyang to replace Alexis? Arsenal willing to pay €60m
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 14, 2018
In the short video, Ballague said: “Arsenal have a few signings they want to complete in the next few days. They’re willing to pay €60m and are confident of getting the deal done.”
Gabon international, Aubameyang, was left out of his side’s visit of Wolfsburg to the Westfalenstadion amidst rumours that the player missed a team meeting but it would appear his omission has increased the speculation surrounding the forward’s future in Germany.
Football Insider verdict:
After reporting only earlier today that Aubameyang had been omitted from the Dortmund squad for his side’s clash againstWolfsburg, it looks a nailed on certainty that the Gabon international is about to exit the club. The only question is where. Liverpool have also been linked with the winger and have the cash following Philippe Coutinho’s sale but it is Arsenal who need the player more. Arsene Wenger knows he needs a big-name signing to appease the growing discontent surrounding the Emirates and Aubameyang would help to ease the disenchantment around the club.
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