Transfer balls: Aubameyang wants to play for Arsenal (or Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United)
Transfer balls: Arsenal are all set to offer £42m for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says the Sun.
Aubameyang has scored 24 goals in 23 appearances this season.
He has “told friends” he wants to leave Germany and play in the Premier League.
The paper says an Arsenal rep is in Germany talking with Dortmund.
A source then pops up to tell us:
“An intermediary has made contact with Dortmund about Pierre-Emerick making a move to Arsenal. Wenger knows the fee is very high — yet this is a striker who can make a massive difference for him and help win the title for the first time in 12 years. But there is a lot of interest in him.”
So says the source, who sounds a helluva lot like a PR rep.
The Sun then notes:
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have also been linked with making a move for the Gabon ace, 26.
Arsenal have the cash to meet Dortmund’s valuation this month and are in a strong bargaining position.
In July, the player singed a new contract at Dortmund. The Mail wrote:
Aubameyang, who wore a bow tie and sharp grey blazer as he put pen to paper, had been linked with a possible switch to the Premier League, but the new deal – which ties the 26-year-old to Dortmund until July 2020 – ends any such speculation surrounding his future.