Arsenal ‘agree £60m deal in principle for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’

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Arsenal ‘agree £60m deal in principle for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’

Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a club-record deal.

The German side have been playing hardball in discussions for the 28-year-old, informing the Gunners to meet their full £60m valuation or look elsewhere.

According to Sky Sports News, a breakthrough has finally been reached in talks as Arsenal have agreed to pay up the full sum.

A transfer before Wednesday night’s deadline is still in the balance, however, as BVB are reluctant to offload until they bring in a replacement striker.

Aubameyang was booed by a section of his own supporters during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Freiburg – his first appearance for Dortmund since before Christmas.

Olivier Giroud is understood to have been the Bundesliga outfit’s top choice to replace the Gabon international, but talks broke down last week at an early stage.