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Manchester United are prepared to fight off competition from Arsenal in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.
Manchester United are pressing ahead with summer transfer plans and the Old Trafford club are prepared to sign Aubameyang irrespective of the man in their dugout.
Arsenal are now behind in the race to sign the Gabonese international as it is belived that a bidding war could see the player’s fee rise as much as £70m.
The striker was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in the January transfer window and Wenger was expected to try again in the summer.
But now the Daily Mail, claim Manchester United are in the driving seat in the race to sign the Gabonese international as the striker has set his heart on a move to Old Trafford.
Ed woodward has already made efforts to put his club in the driving seat ahead of a summer move for the 26 year old striker with a huge bid expected next summer.
Arsenal are not prepared to enter into a bidding war to sign the striker and would turn to alternative targets. Arsenal have been linked with a number of strikers which includes Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and Argentina’s Higuain as Wenger tries to bolster his attacking options ahead of next season.
Aubameyang is having a fine season with BVB and has scored 22 league goals in 29 appearances this term.