Manchester United are ready to break the bank to sign Pierre Emeric Aubameyang and make him one of the biggest stars in the world.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has identified the red-hot Borussia Dortmund striker as the club’s No1 transfer target this summer.
And despite their struggles to qualify for next season’s Champions League, United are confident they can lure Aubameyang to Old Trafford.
United are ready to pay in excess of £60m, give him a £200,000-a-week contract and the promise of making him a global superstar.
They have already sounded out Aubameyang’s representatives and are hopeful of stealing a march on any rivals for his transfer.
United still believe that a move to Old Trafford is appealing to the biggest stars in world football even if they have to pay huge prices to get them.
Arsenal have been on his case but have been scared off by Dortmund’s demands – but that will not deter United.