Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not travel with Borussia Dortmund team to play Hertha Berlin this Friday, it has been revealed.
The striker is not in the right frame of mind due to talks over a move to Arsenal
Arsenal hope to agree a £53m deal for him as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with Arsenal worth £170,000-a-week ahead of a proposed move from Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky Italia.
Aubameyang is Arsenal’s No 1 target to replace Manchester United-bound Alexis Sanchez and talks over a £53million move have been in progress this week.
It is now being claimed that, as talks between the two clubs continue, he has agreed the terms of a contract that will see him earn in excess of £30m before it expires at the end of the 2020-21 season.
The report comes after sporting director Michael Zorc reveald he has been dropped from the Borussia Dortmund squad ahead of their next game against Hertha Berlin as his proposed move to Arsenal draws closer.
Zorc told reporters: ‘He’s practising in Dortmund, we felt, that he is not a 100 per cent with his mind focused. We’ll see, if this will help him. It’s a difficult situation.’
The 28-year-old, who has been fined and dropped several times this season over a series of behavioural issues, has asked permission to seal a move to the Emirates Stadium.