There are just 10 days to go until the transfer window closes and the transfer deals are hotting up, especially at Arsenal.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez are expected to complete their respective swap moves from and to Manchester United, and now, reports in Italy claim that a deal to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could have taken a step closer.
It is claimed that Arsenal have reached an agreement with the Gabon international regarding his much speculated move to the Emirates.
The reports claim that Aubameyang has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal which will see him earn €10m-a-year (£175,000-a-week).
Arsenal have now made their opening offer for the striker and it has been speculated that Arsenal have made a £44m (€50m) bid, although it is thought that the Bundesliga club want £53m (€60m) in order to agree to the deal.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed that Arsenal have submitted an offer for the player but didn’t reveal as to whether it had accepted:
“I can confirm that there has been a first request from Arsenal and we’re not commenting on the sums that have been called from England since noon today.”
#Aubameyang has now total agreement with Arsenal for his contract until 2021. Salary: €10M/season.
Arsenal have started official talks with Borussia Dortmund to reach an agreement… but BVB are going to ask €60M to sell Auba. Let's see 🔴 #transfers #AFC #BVB #Arsenal
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2018
Aubameyang has been left out of Dortmund’s last two games after questions about his attitude. He has also faced disciplinary action on three occasions in the last 12 months for not turning up to training. Despite this, he has still scored 21 goals in 23 appearances for BVB this season.