TRANSFER RUMOURS. Borussia Dortmund set Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang asking price at £63m, sparking interest amongst Premier League clubs. However, Dortmund are only willing to sell before the end of July, allowing enough time to find a replacement.
Recently PSG pulled out of a move paving way for Premier League sides, with both Liverpool and Chelsea the two front runners. Dortmund are hoping to spark a bidding war after admitting they were willing to listen to offers for the Bundesliga top scorer.
The Gabon hitman netted 31 goals in just 32 games last season so will naturally find plenty of suitors! Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has now revealed he is willing to sell the striker who previously claimed he would only leave Germany to play for Real Madrid.
“We will listen to it when a club is willing to show its appreciation for Aubameyang in a financial way as well.
If an official bid were to reach more than £63million, it would have to be reported as a necessary to proceed. This has not happened so far.”
Keen to avoid being left in a situation where they are unable to find a replacement, Dortmund insist they will only sell the striker before July 26 – when the German side begin pre-season training.
Chelsea and Liverpool would be the leading Premier League clubs interested, although it is thought Jurgen Klopp and Aubameyang failed to see eye-to-eye during the Reds manager’s time at Signal Iduna Park.
The great news for Liverpool fans is that Aubameyang is a Plan B for Chelsea should a move for Romelu Lukaku fall through, while the same goes for Manchester United in their pursuit of Alvaro Morata.
Arsenal could also be interested in bringing the striker – who has scored 120 goals in four years playing in the German top flight – to the Premier League.
Source: Daily Mail