Report: Manchester United to offer Aubemeyang £200,000 per week, Arsenal deterred

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Manchester United aim to beat Arsenal to the signature of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester United have made Pierre Emerick Aubameyang their number one transfer target for the summer, The Mirror report.

The Red Devils are planning to offer the Gabon international a £200,000 per week contract and meet Borussia Dortmund's demands of £60 million.

Arsenal are claimed by The Mirror to have been deterred by Dortmund's asking price, leaving United a clear path to the striker's signature.

Aubameyang recently beat Yaya Toure to the African Footballer of the Year award, and is enjoying prolific season for Dortmund after signing two years ago from St Etienne.

Even a potential lack of Champions League football is unlikely to prevent the 26-year-old from joining, having missed out on playing in the competition with Dortmund this season.

Aubameyang is one of the fastest strikers in world football and would forge a fearsome partnership with Anthony Martial in attack at Old Trafford.

He has 20 goals in 20 Bundesliga games this season, and four goals in four Europa League matches.

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