Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s £55million transfer to Arsenal edged nearer on Tuesday after he was noticed arriving at Arsenal’s London Colney base the place he’ll bear his medical.
The Borussia Dortmund striker was earlier seen leaving Dortmund Airport.
In Dortmund, the Gabon worldwide, who has been the topic of intense curiosity this month from the Gunners, was noticed gathering his belongings from a gold Range Rover earlier than heading in direction of a again entrance.
The 28-year-old ahead then flew to Luton Airport on a non-public jet, accompanied by his father Pierre and his brothers Catilina and Willy, to finalise the transfer, which is able to see him grow to be Arsenal’s club-record signing.
The Gabon striker withdrew on Monday from showing as a witness at a court docket case of the person suspected of concentrating on Dortmund’s bus with three bombs final April.
Officially, Aubameyang is sick and can’t attend and Dortmund have given him permission to remain away.
And now it appears like his departure is imminent, with the Arsenal-bound ahead a part of a striker merry-go-round.
Arsenal’s signing of Aubameyang will solely be sanctioned as soon as London rivals Chelsea safe Olivier Giroud and mortgage out Michy Batshuayi.
In a sophisticated chain of sale, Dortmund insist they may solely log out the 28-year-old Aubameyang’s launch as soon as they’ve a alternative. They have focused Batshuayi on mortgage and Chelsea will conform to that if they’ll signal Giroud.
On Monday, it seemed as if Chelsea had been utilizing that to attempt to drive down the worth for the Frenchman. Chelsea have provided £15m plus add-ons however are nonetheless in need of the £30m valuation because the Gunners demand a premium value for promoting to their London rivals.
Once a deal for Giroud is in place, Chelsea will permit Batshuayi to signal for Dortmund on mortgage, subsequently triggering Aubameyang’s transfer to the Gunners.