Dortmund won’t sell star striker – even for record fee

Date published: Monday 25th January 2016 12:34

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Linked with Man City.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Linked with Man City.

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has warned Premier League suitors that not even a bid around £75million would convince them to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon striker, who was recently named African Player of the Year, has had an excellent season for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 27 goals in 27 games.

It has led to interest from the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain, although the striker himself was quick to dismiss the transfer speculation when asked about it recently.

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus suggested recently it would take a Bundesliga transfer record offer of around £75m (100m euros) to sign Aubameyang.

But Watzke insists the 26-year-old attacker would not leave for that price.

“Matthaus appears to be in the know on this one,” Watzke told Bild.

“But in all serious, even if such an offer would come in, that would be irrelevant for us.

“We are simply not selling Auba.”

Arsenal are rumoured to be in the market for striker to provide competition up front for Olivier Giroud.

While Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who signed Aubameyang for Dortmund, is searching for a forward due to doubts over Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke.

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