Manchester City are ready to make a significant statement of intent in the transfer market with talks over the signing of Borussia Dort...
Manchester City are ready to make a significant statement of intent in the transfer market with talks over the signing of Borussia Dortmund hotshot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at an advanced stage.
The fee is likely to smash their transfer record, with the striker understood to be valued at £58million — which would eclipse the £54m spent on Kevin De Bruyne last summer.
Aubameyang scored a blistering 40 goals for Dortmund this season and has interested every top club in Europe. Barcelona and Real Madrid are unlikely to part with their main strikers in the coming weeks, which leaves City as the outstanding favourites to sign Aubameyang.
City chiefs stole a march on the competition on Tuesday night as sources confirmed toSportsmail that discussions between the two clubs had taken place and they are ready to back their new manager Pep Guardiola further in the transfer market.
The 26-year-old Gabon international wants to play in the Premier League and Spain before he retires and has been practising his English.
It is understood City had an initial offer rebuffed by Dortmund but that discussions have progressed well and there City are confident that a deal can be done to boost their squad before the new season.