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Dortmund slams £63m price on Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund are set to spark a bidding war for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 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 and looked set for a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain.

But despite making an official approach for the striker, PSG pulled out of a move that may now spark interest among a number of Premier League clubs.

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,’ Watzke told Bild.

‘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.

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.

Aubameyang has been on holiday and stopped in New York where he posed alongside former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal.


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