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David Ornstein has confirmed reports claiming that Arsenal are very close to agreeing a deal to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Emirates Stadium this month.
The transfer window is coming up thick and fast with only two days remaining to get any deals over the line, and Aubameyang appears the man most likely to join our ranks before it closes.
Reporter David Ornstein has proved to be the most in-the-know journalist when it comes to all things Arsenal, being the first with breaking news on the goings on at our club on a number of occasions, and he has now confirmed that we are very close on completing this deal, with the BVB trying to land his replacement before releasing our target.
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
Dortmund are believed to be keen on pursuing a deal to bring Olivier Giroud to the club in his place, and should they fail with other targets we may well have to consider allowing him to leave to get the deal over the line, but Chelsea are also linked with an interest in the Frenchman.
The Blues are actively seeking a target man supposedly, and look to have failed with a move for Edin Dzeko this week, with the Bosnian supposedly wanting assurances over game-time.
It remains to be seen whether we will sanction the exit of Giroud however, but the papers are claiming we would accept a £35 Million bid for our reserve striker, less than the Blues were believed to have offered for the services of Dzeko.
Will Giroud have to leave in search of regular action if we land Aubameyang? Do we not expect to play two strikers with the signing meaning we will need an extra goalscorer? Should we refuse to sell to Chelsea?