Borussia Dortmund will demand €70m (£62m) if any club makes a bid for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Kicker.
The German magazine reports that Arsenal are not ready to offer anything close to that figure, and the Bundesliga side are taking a hard line with the Gabonese international as they do not want to sell the forward, despite his reported falling out with the club.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said he was not concerned by Aubameyang’s disciplinary record in a press conference earlier today, but his comments were swiftly denounced as “disrespectful” by Dortmund’s general manager Michael Zorc.
Kicker‘s report states that no club has made a bid for the 28 year old, not even informally or through a middle man, and Zorc confirmed that there had been “no contact” with Arsenal about the striker.
Dortmund’s anger about Wenger speaking about Aubameyang may now make negotiations more difficult if the Gunners do indeed make a formal offer for Aubameyang before the end of the transfer window.