Aubameyang Not For Sale Insists BVB
Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not for sale as Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday moved to end speculation by insisting the player is going nowhere.
Aubameyang, who scored 31 goals in the Bundesliga last season, has been linked with big-money moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.
The 28-year-old netted twice on Tuesday as Dortmund beat AC Milan 3-1 on their pre-season tour of China.
The transfer window in Germany closes at midnight on August 31, but director of sport Michael Zorc claimed it is effectively already shut for Aubameyang.
“We have decided that ‘Auba’ will stay with Borussia Dortmund. The transfer window is closed as far as he is concerned, because otherwise we would have run out of time (to find a replacement),” insisted Zorc.
Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian had also reportedly wanted to pay €80 million for him, but with three years left on his Dortmund contract, the German club says Aubameyang is staying put.