Arsenal is close to a final agreement to sign Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for around £60m.
The 28-year-old is set to become the Arsenal’s record signing just a few months after they set that mark to secure Alexandre Lacazette.
Aubameyang has been subjected to negotiations between the Gunners and Dortmund for some time now, with Arsenal having declined to meet the Bundesliga side’s €70m asking price.
Arsenal has already had two bids for the striker rejected by Dortmund. The Bundesliga club turned down a bid of 50m euros (£43.64m) from Arsenal on Wednesday.
However, Aubameyang started in Dortmund’s draw with Freiburg on Saturday amid claims from the Bundesliga side that a transfer would be sanctioned if the gunners’ reached “certain parameters”.
“We are ready to agree with a transfer under certain parameters, but only if these are fully met,” sporting director Michael Zorc told German TV.
“We have a clear position. Arsenal has made several attempts so far. We have refused them all up to now.”
The Gabon international had scored 31 league goals last season. After being accused by the head coach Peter Stoger of losing focus, The Dortmund forward was left out of two consecutive games for Dortmund.
This season, Aubameyang has scored 21 goals in 24 matches in all competitions. He has found the net 141 times since joining BVB from Saint-Etienne for €13m in July 2013, and he also has 23 goals in 56 caps for Gabon.