Aubameyang not for sale, Dortmund warn Prem suitors

Date published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 9:00 - James Marshment

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Linked with Man City.

Borussia Dortmund have issued a clear warning to the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea by stating: “Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is not for sale.”

The Gabon striker has been linked with numerous moves to England amid talk the Premier League giants – on the back of next season’s giant TV deal – will make a £60million swoop for the former St Etienne star.

But Dortmund’s chief executive Hans Joachim Watzke told The Sun that they will not sell the Bundesliga hot-shot who’s netted 22 goals this season.

Aubameyang, who was named African Player of the Year for 2015, is just one strike behind Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in the charts and has attracted strong interest from the Premier League’s big-hitters.

But Watzke said: “The position is clear. Auba plays for Borussia Dortmund and the next years he will play at Borussia Dortmund.

“It is no question. There is no get-out clause.

“Money is a thing that can solve all other things. But it’s not realistic.

“Clubs of the Premier League have a lot of money. But so much as to get Aubameyang? It’s a little bit difficult.

“It’s not question of money. We have money. We have no Sheikh. No Roman Abramovich.

“But we have money. We don’t need money. We need success in playing football.”

Aubameyang himself, when questioned about the a possible transfer last month, insisted he had no wish to leave Dortmund.

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