Arsenal agree huge package for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsene Wenger has effectively confirmed Arsenal are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but claimed that any possible deal is not close to completion.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed personal terms with Arsenal but the Gunners are yet to strike a deal with Borussia Dormtund for the Gabon international, reports claim.
The Gabon international is Arsene Wenger’s top January target and the Gunners are locked in talks with the German giants in order to push the transfer over the line.
Arsenal had already offered £45million for his services, but Dortmund are holding out for closer to £60m.
The Bundesliga outfit are also keen to find a replacement for the 28-year-old, and are willing to accept Olivier Giroud as part of the deal.
Arsenal face a race against time to get the deal done with Dortmund, but Aubameyang has already agreed to the move, and will earn £200,000-a-week at the Emirates, according to the Mirror.
Wenger is open to Giroud joining Dortmund and the striker is keen to play more first-team football ahead of the World Cup in Russia, but the two clubs still need to agree on a fee.
Dortmund are tempted to delay the deal until the summer, though Arsenal are determined to push it through before the transfer window slams shut.
Wenger’s side completed the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Monday, with Alexis Sanchez heading in the opposite direction, and it appears the north Londoners’ January business isn’t about to stop there.
Any deal taking Aubameyang to Arsenal could see Olivier Giroud move to the Bundesliga club as part of the transfer and, while Wenger refused to go into specific details, he did effectively confirm he wanted the Gabon international.