Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not consider a move to the Premier League this summer, according to Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon forward will only consider a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona, according to Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watze, although the Bundesliga club are still hopeful he will remain with them.
Arsenal and Man City were believed to be interested in the 27-year-old, with Arsenal reportedly lodging a bid for the player, which was rejected.
Manchester United, AC Milan and Chelsea have since been linked with the 32-goal striker, who was making noises about moving on late last year.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watze told Sport1’s Doppelpass: “I think he will stay with us. But if Real Madrid or Barcelona come along with an offer, maybe he’ll think about it.
“The rest of the clubs who are interested in him are not really an alternative for him.
“And certainly not Bayern (Munich) because we wouldn’t allow him join them.”
Aubameyang has had a price tag of €80million placed on his head by Dortmund and he was warned by the club to stop discussing his future in the media at the turn of the year.
The striker revealed he planmed to quit Dortmund this summer to “take his game to the next level” , but sporting director Michael Zorc was not happy with the way his future was being played out in the media.
“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 in February.