Arsenal have purportedly made an opening offer to seal the transfer of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as per sources in Germany.
The Gabonese has been connected by different outlets with a move to the Emirates Stadium this January, with Arsenal needing augmentations in advance.
Gianluca Di Marzio reported prior today that an arrangement including Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan was heading into the last phases of culmination, with a declaration most likely now inevitable.
In light of that, Arsenal could do with more capability in advance to supplant Sanchez, and Aubameyang appears a perfect applicant.
WA have detailed of Dortmund boss Michael Zorc making a beeline for London for chats with Arsenal, and Kicker now include that the north Londoners have made their first offer.
It is guaranteed that Arsenal have put £44millon on the table for the 28-year-old, however that this misses the mark regarding Dortmund’s soliciting cost from £53m.
Arsene Wenger’s side will doubtlessly have no real option except to enhance that first offer as they can’t stand to go into the second 50% of the season without a like-for-like swap for Sanchez.
The Chilean has been a key individual from their squad throughout the previous couple of years now, and summer signing Alexandre Lacazette has battled generally without any objectives in his last nine games.
Aubameyang seems as though he’d be a redesign and it definitely wouldn’t be past Arsenal to pay only somewhat more to get the arrangement over the line.
UPDATE: Dortmund have affirmed an opening offer from Arsenal however would not remark encourage on what amount has been put on the table.