January 27, 2018

DORTMUND WARN ARSENAL: MEET OUR DEMANDS OR WE WON'T SELL AUBAMEYANG


Dortmund have told Arsenal that they will not easily be parted with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he would like the Gabon international attacker to fill the void left by Alexis Sanchez's departure, but with time running out in the January window, BVB will not be moved from their asking price.

Aubameyang evened start for the Bundesliga side against Freiburg on Saturday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "We have our position, just as last summer when Barcelona tried to sign him. We are willing to work on a transfer if certain criteria are met.

"Arsenal have tried several times but we have refused everything up until now. Either our demands will be fulfilled and there will be a transfer, or they won't be and Auba plays for Dortmund until the summer.

"That's what we told the Aubameyang family and they accepted it."

Arsenal have already agreed personal terms with the striker, but talks over a fee with Dortmund have stalled. They have previously had bids worth €50 million and €58m rebuffed, with the German side holding out for €70m, though prepared to go as low as €75m.

However, Dortmund's resolve to keep the player has been strengthened with the Gunners dragging their heels over a move.

Wenger, meanwhile, admitted to the media on Friday that talks are showing few signs of rapid progress and even said: "It's possible that we will recruit someone else, but I won't give you a name."

More to follow...

Dortmund have told Arsenal that they will not easily be parted with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he would like the Gabon international attacker to fill the void left by Alexis Sanchez's departure, but with time running out in the January window, BVB will not be moved from their asking price.

Aubameyang evened start for the Bundesliga side against Freiburg on Saturday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "We have our position, just as last summer when Barcelona tried to sign him. We are willing to work on a transfer if certain criteria are met.

"Arsenal have tried several times but we have refused everything up until now. Either our demands will be fulfilled and there will be a transfer, or they won't be and Auba plays for Dortmund until the summer.

"That's what we told the Aubameyang family and they accepted it."

Arsenal have already agreed personal terms with the striker, but talks over a fee with Dortmund have stalled. They have previously had bids worth €50 million and €58m rebuffed, with the German side holding out for €70m, though prepared to go as low as €75m.

However, Dortmund's resolve to keep the player has been strengthened with the Gunners dragging their heels over a move.

Wenger, meanwhile, admitted to the media on Friday that talks are showing few signs of rapid progress and even said: "It's possible that we will recruit someone else, but I won't give you a name."

More to follow...