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The Arsenal manager is considering a £42 million move for Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to The Sun.
Per a source cited in the report, Arsenal have made contact with Dortmund through an "intermediary." Other English clubs are interested, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Aubameyang, 26, has scored 18 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances this season, making him the leading scorer in Germany's top flight.
Verdict: Don't hold your breath
Sure, Arsenal might very well be interested in Aubamyang. The Gabon international is a hot commodity these days, and for good reason. He's an excellent forward, and he's enjoying a fine season with Dortmund.
However, the fee is rather high, especially for a noted penny-pincher like Arsene Wenger. It's true that Wenger has spent a similar sum for Mesut Ozil, but that was a summer deal. If he stays true to form, Wenger will refuse to pay over the odds in the winter window, even for a player of Aubamyang's abilities. (Transfermarkt rates Aubameyang at £35 million.)
Besides, if any Premier League club has the inside track on Aubameyang, it might be Liverpool. The Reds' manager, Jurgen Klopp, previously worked with the forward at Dortmund.