BBC reporter: Arsenal now trying to sign quality 28-year-old attacker
BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein delivers the latest news on Arsenal's attacking transfer targets this month
Arsenal are pressing ahead with their bid to try and sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund this month, according to BBC reporter David Ornstein.
The Gunners have already been busy in the January transfer window after agreeing deals to let Theo Walcott join Everton and Francis Coquelin move to Valencia.
Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this month as Arsene Wenger looks to use the chance to add to his squad in the mid-season transfer window.
Gabon attacker Aubameyang has been heavily linked with a move to The Emirates in recent days.
Now, reporter Ornstein has suggested that the Henrikh Mkhitaryan-Alexis Sanchez swap deal will only be confirmed on Monday or Tuesday, and that the Gunners are still keen to try and sign Aubameyang this month.
Ornstein wrote on Twitter on Sunday afternoon: “#MUFC #AFC confirmation of Sanchez/Mkhitaryan swap Mon/Tue as work permits need updating.
“Arsenal stepping up Aubameyang pursuit – confident but will drag as must agree fee and possibility of player going other way to #BVB [Dortmund] If done no significant funds available for further signings.”
Arsenal, who beat Crystal Palace 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, are currently preparing for the return leg of their League Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
The two London sides played out a goalless draw when they met in the first leg at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.