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Arsenal’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit a stumbling block with the German club unhappy with the north London club’s initial offers.
The Gunners started off with a bid in the region of £44m ($62.3m) which was straight away rejected by the Bundesliga outfit, the Premier League club then increased their offer to £50.9m, which was also rejected by Dortmund.
Olivier Giroud was expected to be part of the deal that saw Aubameyang arrive at the Emirates Stadium, but a proposed player-plus-cash deal is also said to have fallen through. According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal will have to increase their offer to at least £56m to have a chance of securing the Gabon international forward.
The report claims that the German club are unhappy with the London club making numerous offers below their valuation. Giroud is said to be assessing other options with a move to Dortmund looking unlikely.
Aubameyang is said to be keen to move to the Emirates Stadium in January and it is believed that he has already agreed to terms with the Gunners over a £170,000-a-week three and a half year deal. The striker’s desire to complete the move is allowing Arsenal’s to remain confident about completing a deal, but it is unlikely to happen if they do not match the German club’s valuation.
Dortmund manager Peter Stoger has confirmed that Aubameyang will be in the squad when they take on Freiburg on Saturday and revealed that he could even play if there is no movement in the negotiations between the two clubs and he is focused on helping the team.
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