• Chelsea & AC Milan Dealt Blow in Pursuit of Aubameyang as Report Claims Dortmund Refuse to Sell

    News Tue 18 Jul 2017

    ​Both AC Milan and Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as reports claim the striker will not be leaving the German club this summer and negotiations have been called off.

    The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from Dortmund before the transfer window even opened, but BVB have now decided Aubameyang is not going through the exit door any time soon.

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    Reports from German news outlet, ​Kicker have said the striker will be lining up with BVB next season as the club will no longer negotiate with any other side as their deadline for a deal has now expired.

    These reports were then backed up by ​Sky Sports Germany who also claim Dortmund will start the season with their top goalscorer from last year – 31 goals in 31 league matches. 

    It has been said that an initial deadline of the 26 July was set for an offer to be tabled for 28-year-old Aubameyang, with Chelsea and AC Milan reportedly still in the hunt for the striker whose proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain fell through earlier in the summer. 

    However, the deadline seems to have been moved forward following the Dortmund chief’s – Hans-Joachim Watzke – ultimatum to Aubameyang on Sunday, where he said: “There is nothing left on the table so far, we wait a few more days, but we will not wait a long time.

    “I personally would prefer to stay with us,” he added.

    A fee in the region of €70m was being mooted as the price-tag for the star forward, but further reports from Kicker revealed that the only way Dortmund would now consider allowing Aubameyang to leave is if a club tables a bid of €100m – with the player’s contract running until 2020.

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    Source: http://www.90min.com/posts/5280652-chelsea-ac-milan-dealt-blow-in-pursuit-of-aubameyang-as-report-claims-dortmund-refuse-to-sell?utm_source=RSS


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