The BBC have reported that Arsenal are close to agreeing on a £60 million deal with Borussia Dortmund for the striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (via The BBC).
Arsenal fans may be forgiven for not getting too excited about the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer rumours thus far.
For several years, the Gunners have been linked with signing player of that calibre but have rarely acted on the rumours and gotten the deals over the line.
However, it seems like it’s only a matter of time until this one goes through, especially considering the news coming out this morning.
The BBC are now reporting that a club-record deal for the striker is close to completion, providing the German side signs a replacement in time.
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That replacement is no longer believed to be Olivier Giroud who is rumoured to be disinterested in a move to Dortmund.
BREAKING: Arsenal close to reaching agreement to sign to striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for club-record fee in region of £60m. Transfer won’t be sanctioned until #BVB have replacement lined up – remains unclear if that will be Olivier Giroud or not #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 28, 2018
If Arsenal fans were waiting for the David Ornstein confirmation that a deal is close then they’ve got their wish. The BBC reporter is by far the most reputable Arsenal source in the media and if he’s saying a deal is close then it undoubtedly is. Let’s get this over the line as soon as possible.