Aubameyang & Arsenal
There a huge update in Bild on Wednesday on the future of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
In summary of the past few days, Arsenal are trying to sign Aubameyang after he was dropped by Dortmund last weekend.
Aubameyang has since made it obvious he wants to leave the Signal Iduna Park.
And while Arsenal are keen on signing the Gabon international forward, it appears that Alexis Sanchez is heading to Man United.
‘Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund’
The big news in Bild is that Aubameyang’s Arsenal move may be wrapped in the next few days.
Could that mean Aubameyang signs on with Arsenal on Wednesday? That’s possible.
German paper Bild reporting that Aubameyang / Arsenal deal will be fix in the “coming days”
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) January 16, 2018
Bild believe Arsenal will shell out 70 million euros on Aubameyang. He’s scored 21 goals in 23 games this season for BVB.
One of the big issues for Dortmund in selling Aubameyang is how to replace his goals in the team. Dortmund, of course, are battling to finish in second place in the Bundesliga while they are still in the Europa League.
On Tuesday it was claimed Olivier Giroud could head to BVB as part of the Auba deal.
But Bild are reporting that Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi is a BVB target instead.
The headline on Bild's website on Wednesday 👀 pic.twitter.com/XZonMrVRlG
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 17, 2018
Batshuayi has failed to convince Antonio Conte to play him regularly at Chelsea. The Belgian has also been linked to Sevilla this January.
Chelsea spent 39 million euros signing Batshuayi. It’s unclear how much BVB would have to table to bring the 24-year-old to the Bundesliga.
Good news for Man United?
Man United fans will be hoping the Aubameyang to Arsenal updates increase the likelihood Alexis Sanchez joins this January.
Yet, according to the BBC’s David Ornstein, Sanchez’s Man United move hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates Stadium.
Ornstein’s update can be watched below.
A straight swap of Alexis Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan?
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) January 16, 2018