ARSENAL have been told they will have to break their transfer record to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Borussia Dortmund rejected a second bid of just over £50m for Aubameyang and are holding out for closer to £60m.
The Gabon striker wants to join the Gunners but is growing frustrated at the slow progress Arsene Wenger’s men are making to secure him.
Arsenal know it is going to take a bid above the club record £52m they paid Lyon for Alexandre Lacazette to get the deal done.
But they are willing to let it go down right down to the wire in the hope of bringing the asking price down.
Aubameyang, 28, is still training with his club and talks will continue. Dortmund are keen to land Olivier Giroud as part of the deal but Arsenal have yet to indicate a willingness to make him part of the negotiations.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang negotiations are ongoing between Arsenal and Dortmund.