Arsenal are reportedly still confident of completing a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month.
German giants are open to selling Gabon international forward before Wednesday’s deadline due to some off-field transgressions this campaign, however, the German club are unwilling to lower their asking £60m price.
The Gunners have reportedly seen two bids rejected by German giants after they fell short of the club’s valuation for African forward, who is desperate to join the Arsene Wenger’s side.
However, The Mirror reports that the Gunners remain confident that they will clinch Aubamayang before the end of the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old forward is thought to be demanding wages around £180,000 a week on a three-and-a-half-year deal – terms Gunners are willing to meet following the sale of Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez earlier this month.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side must first reach an agreement with Borussia Dortmund, who have claimed that they will keep hold of the forward until the summer unless the Gunners meet their asking price
Meanwhile, Arsenal are ready to sell Olivier Giroud to Chelsea if Antonio Conte’s side agrees to pay £35m for Frenchman’s signature.