Highly-rated Ligue 1 striker set for move to Premier League.
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Manchester City and Chelsea are set to join Arsenal in the race for St. Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang according to The Sun.
The Gunners were thought to be leading the chase for the Ligue 1 star but it now appears that the City and Chelsea are ready to muscle in with big money bids.
Aubameyang has been dubbed the ‘African Neymar’, sharing his trademark Mohawk hairstyle with the Brazilian, and has been lighting up the French top flight with some scintillating performances.
The striker has scored 16 goals for St. Etienne this season and is earning himself a reputation as a clinical finisher.
St. Etienne are rumoured to be holding out for £15 million for the player but Arsenal were said to have valued Aumbameyang closer to the £10 million. The Gunners were keen to avoid an auction inflating the player’s price but the entry of Manchester City and Chelsea into the market has strengthened St. Etienne’s hand.
Chelsea are keen to strengthen their attacking options after seeing Spanish striker Fernando Torres endure another torrid season. They are keen to pair up Aumbameyang with January signing Demba Ba.
Manchester City meanwhile are keen to bring attacking reinforcements, with Edin Dzeko set to follow Mario Balotelli out of the Etihad exit door.