Arsenal have bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by Borussia Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund have rejected a bid in excess of £50m from Arsenal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sky sources.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the two clubs are in discussions over the Gabon international.

Aubameyang has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates, while Olivier Giroud could head to Dortmund as part of a possible swap deal.

Arsene Wenger admits they are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal's club officials have been in Germany as they attempt to negotiate a deal.

Wenger revealed on Monday that he is neither "confident or not confident" about completing the signing.

He added: "You never know how close you are.

Transfer Talk: Can Arsenal land Aubameyang?

Transfer Talk: Can Arsenal land Aubameyang?

Transfer Talk: Can Arsenal land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

"This is the kind of thing - he is one of the possible movements, but we have other things in mind as well. We have plenty of opportunities and the final decision is not made.

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"At the moment we are not close to any deal, Aubameyang or anybody else."

The 28-year-old is thought to be in favour of move away from Dortmund and was left out of their squad for the Friday's 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

Gary Cotterill reports from Dortmund where Arsenal are hoping to finalise negotiations to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Sporting director Michael Zorc told Dortmund's Twitter feed: "We have the impression at the moment that he [Aubameyang] has his head on other things and is not fully focused."

Should Aubameyang arrive at the Emirates, he would be reunited with former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Armenian having completed a swap deal in which Alexis Sanchez went to Manchester United.

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