Deal to go to wire but Arsenal will break transfer record with £60m signing - report
Arsenal will complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger before the transfer deadline on Wednesday, according to a report.
The reliable German publication SZ details that the Gabon international will finally make his move to the Premier League in a deal that will be between £53million and the £60million fee that the Bundesliga outfit have requested all along.
Aubameyang featured for Dortmund in his side’s 2-2 draw against Freiburg at the weekend – after being dropped for the previous two fixtures – and was roundly booed by supporters of the club who made their feelings of a prospective move to England known.
Arsenal have consistently bid beneath the German side’s valuations and it began to look as though a deal between the two clubs had cooled.
Only last week, BVB described the Gunners manager as ‘disrespectful’ for speaking publicly about the 21 goal hitman and it appeared as though tensions threatened any chance of an offer being accepted.
Arsenal welcomed Henrik Mkitarian to the Emirates but have been looking for a direct replacement for Alexis Sanchez following the Chilean’s departure to Manchester United last week and the Gabon attacker was considered the name in the frame.
But with this latest report, it would seem as though it is only a matter of time before the 28-year-old swap the yellow and black of Dortmund for the red and white of Arsenal.
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