Top clubs on alert as Aubameyang hands in transfer request

Rob McCarthy

Europe’s top clubs have all been put on alert after Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang officially handed in a transfer request.

German daily Bild has stated that the Gabon international has met with club directors and advised them of his intention to leave Signal Iduna Park this summer.

Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been linked with a move for the 27-year-old over the course of the last 18 months, while Real Madrid and PSG are other potential destination.

Aubameyang has enjoyed another prolific season in the Bundesliga, netting 31 times as he edged out Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski for the Golden Boot award in Germany.

Despite having three years left on his contract, Dortmund will reportedly accept a bid of around £40million for the frontman and that is sure to start a summer transfer scramble of epic proportions among Europe’s elite clubs.