Balague: Arsenal optimistic of $73m Aubameyang purchase

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Respected reporter Guillem Balague says two Premier League sides could be getting new superstar strikers in the January transfer window.

One of those scorers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was suspended for personal misconduct by Borussia Dortmund on Sunday. Balague’s report certainly lends credence to the idea of an impending transfer.

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Balague says that Arsenal is willing to pay $73 million for Aubameyang and are confident that Borussia Dortmund would accept such an offer.

Aubameyang is a prolific scorer but more advanced in age than most Arsenal purchases. The 28-year-old has 21 goals for BVB this season, and was dropped from the team on Sunday.

BVB goalkeeper Roman Burki said this about the suspension:

“I support it. It was a logical decision. There are rules which apply to every player regardless of how many goals he scores or prevents. It would be a shame if he missed out again due to his stupid actions.”

Interesting.

Balague also says Alexis Sanchez has big offers from Manchester City and Manchester United, and that the Red Devils are ahead in the race to land the Chilean attacker in the next three days. He also said no one is ruling City out yet.

Here’s his report below: