After initially being brought back into the fold after disciplinary action, the latest reports from Germany claim that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left out of the Borussia Dortmund squad that travelled to Berlin for their Friday evening game against Hertha Berlin while a BBC journalist is claiming the deal is done.

“We have the feeling that he is not one hundred percent in the thing with his head,” BVB Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, was quoted as saying by Ruhr news. “He’s training in Dortmund, let’s see if that helps, it’s a difficult situation.”

Also speaking to the media in Germany, managing director, Hands-Joachim Watze, refused to rule out a move for the Gabon forward during this window.

“First of all, it’s about the important game in Berlin,” Watze said. “Everything else, we will see.”

Auba was suspended from BVB’s game against Wolfsburg last weekend after missing a team meeting. Returning to training on Monday, he was expected to be in the squad for the game tonight.

“Auba must now clarify with the coach, whether he is ready or not to give everything for Borussia Dortmund,” added Watzke.

Bild claim the player has asked to be allowed to leave with Arsenal willing to pay around €70m.

Gary Al-Smith from the BBC is reporting that a deal has been agreed and Aubameyang has said ‘yes’ to a paycut on the basis that Arsenal will bring in ‘world class reinforcements in the summer’.

The fee, he reports, is €60m with €10m over three years going to the player – that’s about £56kpw which seems stupidly low. Francis Coquelin, for example, was on £55kpw before he left for Spain while Mathieu Debuchy reportedly earns £70kpw, although I’m playing a bit fast and loose with the word ‘earns’, there.

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