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 £53 million 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 £30 million before it expires at the end of the 2020-21 season.
The report comes after sporting director Michael Zorc revealed 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.
At his press conference on Thursday, Arsene Wenger was asked whether Aubameyang would be a good fit for his side and he responded: “Yes because a character can be very positive and very negative. Overall you look at the achievement of the player over his career.”