Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been told to stop discussing a summer transfer by his current employers Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon striker has recently revealed he plans to quit Dortmund this summer to “take his game to the next level” with a string of clubs, including Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid all said to be keen.
According to today’s Rumour Mill, Dortmund have already identified the man they want to replace Aubameyang.
But with the 27-year-old having no qualms about publicly discussing his future, Dortmund are unhappy about the player’s conduct, with the club battling for qualification to next season’s Champions League.
They currently sit fourth in the table, and sporting director Michael Zorc says they have held a meeting with Aubameyang to advise him against discussing his future.
“We have had a brief meeting with Aubameyang and have advised him to give fewer interviews about his plans for the summer and focus more on the race for Champions League qualification,” Zorc told Westdeutschen Allgemeinen.
“We have a great relationship with him, but we had to do something to show our focus is on the sporting aspect of the game.”