Arsenal and Tottenham are gearing up to battle it out for the signature of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang according to reports.
The £30 million-rated ace has been linked with a move to England for some time, however Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insists he won’t be sold.
The Gabon forward bagged 26 goals in the Bundesliga last term despite Borussia Dortmund struggling badly, and now he's being linked with a move to the Premier League.
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Both Arsenal and Tottenham are in the market for a new forward this summer. The Gunners would like competition for Olivier Giroud, while Spurs are said to be looking to move both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado on.
Dortmund insist they will fight to keep the forward at the club. Sporting director Michael Zorc said earlier this week: "We rely heavily on Aubameyang - that is no secret. I've heard a lot about this (a transfer to Arsenal) but I can say very clearly that it is blocked for him. He is simply not for sale."
Wenger unhappy with Man Utd transfer methods
Arsene Wenger has accused Louis van Gaal of abandoning Manchester United's long-standing tradition of developing local talent in favour of short-term success.
The Arsenal manager says huge financial resources have only served to eradicate any form of patience that once existed at Old Trafford and believes the Red Devils will soon have to rely solely on the transfer market to strengthen their squad.
Wenger has helped blood a number of stars through Arsenal's youth system and despite the recent influx of cash at the Emirates, he has no intention of changing that policy.
He said: "We want to continue to combine stronger financial resources with faith in our philosophy and policy,” Wenger told reporters. “That means we want to continue to give chances to young players and build the players from inside our club with our culture.
“Afterwards, if we can buy the exceptional players, we can compete today. But that will not be the basis of our policy. With United’s success they have created huge financial resources and today there is no patience for them to continue to do what they did."
Szczesny agrees terms ahead of Roma loan move
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to complete a season-long loan move to Roma after agreeing terms with the Italian club, according to the Telegraph.
The 25-year-old has been given the go-ahead by the Gunners to complete the move, although Szczesny has turned down the option of making a permanent move to Serie A in the hope of returning to north London and establishing himself as number one again.
The move was prompted by the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea, with the 33-year-old expected to take up the gloves in goal as Arsenal go in search of their first Premier League title in ten years.
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