Arsenal agree club-record £55.5m fee for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

• Gabon striker has agreed deal worth £180,000-a-week
• Dortmund want to secure replacement before letting him go

Arsenal have reached agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund over the club record €63m(£55.5m) signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, though the Bundesliga side will only sanction the completion of the deal once they have secured a replacement.

Negotiations have been on-going for Aubameyang for a fortnight, with Arsenal always confident a deal could be concluded this month after the player made clear he was keen to move to London. A three-and-a-half year contract has been agreed with the Gabon forward believed to be worth £180,000-a-week, though reaching compromise with Dortmund has proved more problematic.

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