Manchester United are planning a £70 million swoop for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Daily Mail.
The Gabon forward, who was recently named African player of the year, has been in scintillating form this season and has 27 goals already.
The Red Devils' difficult campaign continued yesterday as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against lowly Sunderland, meaning that they could well miss out on Champions League qualification this season.
However executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insisted recently that won't stop them spending big this summer, and according to the Mail the main in their sights is Aubameyang.
The paper reports that Manchester United are 'closing in' on a £70 million deal for the Dortmund ace, and that he's much more likely to sign on the dotted line in the summer than any of the club's other high-profile striker targets, including Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Bareclona's Neymar and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.
The Mail adds that despite the uncertainty that surrounds Manchester United and their current manager, Louis van Gaal, the club continues to work on new arrivals ahead of what is expected to be a very busy summer in the transfer market.
Woodward confirmed during an investors conference call that the Red Devils have cash reserves of just over £120 million, and indicated that 'star signings' could be on their way when the summer window opens.
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