Cape Town - Arsenal are on the verge of signing
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of around £60
million, according to reports.
Transfer talks are ongoing between the two
clubs, and a deal is almost complete, Sky Sports and the BBC have reported.
Arsenal have already had one bid of more
than £50 million rejected, although Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc
has gone on record saying that the 28-year-old striker can go if their asking
price is met, with £60m thought to be their minimum evaluation.
Sky reported that Arsenal striker Olivier
Giroud may be part of a swap deal, although Chelsea are also thought to be
interested in signing the French striker.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said on Friday
that Giroud would not leaving the club unless a replacement arrives first.
"Arsenal have made several attempts so
far [to sign Aubameyang] and they have all been rejected," Zorc said on
"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."
The Gabon striker made a lacklustre return
to the Dortmund first team on Saturday during their 2-2 draw with Freiburg and
was booed by sections of the crowd at Signal-Iduna Park.
Some fans held up a banner that read: 'No
player is bigger than our club'.