Dortmund Warned Arsenal that they must pay the demanding fee for Aubameyang

Dortmund Warned Arsenal that they must pay the demanding fee for Aubameyang WARN : MEET OUR DEMANDS OR WE WON’T SELL

Talks are dragging over a deal

for the Gabon star and the German club have warned that their price will not be driven down

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have told that they must pay the fee they’re demanding or Pierre-Emerick will not be moving to the .

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he would like the Gabon international attacker to fill the void left by ’s departure although no deal has been agreed with the Bundesliga side thus far.

was included in the starting XI to face Freiburg on Saturday, his first appearance in 2018, despite the mounting speculation regarding his future.

And are adamant that, despite having received offers from the , they will not allow their prized asset to leave for less than his asking price.

Speaking to Sky , the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc said: “We have our position, just as we did last summer when tried to sign him. We are willing to work on a transfer if certain criteria are met.

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 until the summer.

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“That’s what we told the family and they accepted it.”

have already agreed personal terms with the striker, but talks over a fee with have proved unsuccessful so far.

 understands the north Londoners have previously had bids worth €50 million and €58m rebuffed, with the German side holding out for €70m, though they may well be prepared to sell at €65m.

The German side are becoming frustrated at ’s refusal to meet their demands, although the remain hopeful of striking a deal before the January transfer window closes.

Wenger, meanwhile, admitted to the media on Friday that talks are showing few signs of rapid progress and even remarked that it’s possible his side will look at an alternative target.

Arsenal will be in action the day before transfer deadline day, when they tackle Swansea City in the , and it remains to be seen if will be signed before the window slams shut.


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