Transfers: Arsenal tables £44.6m for Aubameyang

Dortmund's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) and Mainz' defender Niko Bungert vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FSV Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund in Mainz, western Germany, on October 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBIDS IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050.

Arsenal making firm bid for Dortmund’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang??

London club, Arsenal are believed to be matching their words with action as it is reported that the Gunners have formally lodged a £44.6m bid for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to a Spanish journalist.

The 26-year-old who Thursday night in Abuja, Nigeria was crowned Africa’s best is the Bundesliga’s top scorer this season, with an impressive hit rate of 17 goals in 18 league games for Borussia Dortmund and a further seven goals in European competition.

Writing on Twitter, journalist Kike Marin, who previously broke the news of Alexis Sanchez’s move to the Gunners, claimed that an offer of €60m (£44.6m) had been submitted on Thursday morning. If it finally sees the light of the day, the Aubameyang move would represent a club-record transfer for Arsene Wenger’s side, who previously spent a top figure of £38.2m for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Even though a top Dortmund official has formerly stated that they could do with or without any individual player,  the Daily Mail reports that Dortmund have “no interest” in selling their prize asset and the figure offered would have to be closer to the £60m mark to have a rethink .