Arsenal are close to agreeing a fee of around £60m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Borussia Dortmund, say Sky sources.
We understand talks are ongoing between the clubs, but a deal has not yet been reached for the striker.
Arsenal had a bid in excess of £50m rejected, with Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc saying they would only let the 28-year-old go if their demands were met. It is understood they are holding out for £60m.
“Arsenal have made several attempts so far [to sign Aubameyang] and they have all been rejected,” Zorc told Sky in Germany on Saturday.
“Either our demands are fulfilled, then there can be another transfer, or they will not be fulfilled and Aubameyang will play in Dortmund until the summer.”
Aubameyang was booed by a section of Dortmund fans at the Westfalenstadion during their 2-2 draw with Freiburg on Saturday and a banner in the crowd read: ‘No player is bigger than our club’.
It had been reported that Olivier Giroud could go to Dortmund on loan as part of the deal, but according to Sky sources the France international will not be joining the German club in the January window.
Sky Sports News understands Chelsea are monitoring Giroud’s situation at the Emirates as they continue in their hunt for a target man.