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Arsenal Optimistic Of Completing £53m Deal After Agreeing Personal Terms With Player

Arsenal are optimistic of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a £53.4m deal after agreeing personal terms with the Borussia Dortmund hitman

The January transfer window is now open so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. Today, Arsenal close-in on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang….

Arsenal are optimistic of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a £53.4m deal after agreeing personal terms with the Borussia Dortmund hitman, according to various reports today.

Arsene Wenger is in the market for a new forward to replace Alexis Sanchez with the two Manchester clubs currently battling it out to sign the Chilean international this month.

Malcom has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates but Guillem Balague reported on Sunday that Arsenal were also looking to sign Aubameyang as we didn’t consider the Bordeaux winger to be a direct replacement for Sanchez.

The Sky Sports pundit has now claimed that Arsenal are growing increasingly optimistic that we can secure a £53.4m deal to sign Aubameyang from Dortmund over the coming days.

The Gabon international was axed from the Dortmund squad over the weekend for disciplinary reasons and Balague claims the 28-year-old is now keen on a move to the Emirates.

He’s quoted at telling Sky Sports:

“Arsenal have a few signings they want to confirm in the next few days. One of them they want to close and finalise is Aubameyang.

“They are willing to pay 60m euros. So they hope Dortmund accepts, and are very optimistic that this could be the case. There are other clubs interested but right now Arsenal is ahead of them, but nothing has been finalised yet.

“It would take perhaps longer than Alexis’ sale, but they’re putting all their efforts on it. They think he would be a perfect replacement to Alexis, and would work really well with Alexandre Lacazette.

“Aubameyang wants a deal, Arsenal want a deal, but we’ll have to see what Dortmund say about it. It won’t be the only signing Arsenal make, as they are after two more to strengthen this month to reinforce the side. As we saw at the weekend, they need it.”

This news comes after German football expert Lee Price claimed that Arsenal have already agreed terms with Aubameyang over a contract that will make him the highest paid player in the clubs history.

Price, who has written two books about the Bundesliga and has a solid track record of providing accurate transfer news, also says that while Arsenal aren’t Aubameyang’s first choice, he has rejected a big-money move to China in order to move to the Premier League.

Price is quoted by the Express as saying:

“Aubameyang has wanted out of Dortmund for more than a year. They were keen to cash in last summer despite agreeing a new deal.

“It was Dortmund’s belief that the Premier League cash would come eventually and it appears they will now get their wish.

“The player, meanwhile, rejected a move to China in the belief he would get a move to one of the European big boys.

“Arsenal would not have been his first choice but it’s very much a match of convenience. He wants to come to the Premier League and they need to replace Sanchez.

“I understand the contract which has been agreed will make him the club’s record earner ever. It’s now up to a fee to be agreed with Arsenal and the Sanchez sale to be wrapped up.”

Several other media outlets throughout Europe are also reporting our strong interest in signing Aubameyang so it looks like this transfer story has some foundation to it and I think he would be a superb addition.

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The striker has scored 21 goals in 23 games this season and has been one of the most prolific hitmen in Europe over the past few years so he’d certainly provide a much-needed goal threat if we do manage to pull this off.

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