The German club have come out strongly to denounce rumours of their star striker having agreed a move to China in the winter
Borussia Dortmund have come out to deny reports that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had agreed a move to China in January.
German outlet Bild reported that the striker would leave in the winter window, heading to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian for a €70 million transfer fee with a contract worth €20m per season.
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But BVB quickly took to Twitter to deny the report.
Es gibt keinen Kontakt zu einem Club bzgl. @Aubameyang7, dementsprechend wurde auch mit keinem Club über einen Wechsel im Winter gesprochen.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 21, 2017
“There has been no contact with a club about regarding [Aubameyang], and no club has ever talked about a move in the winter,” the tweet read.
The Bundesliga side had already ruled out a move for the striker this summer, with the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc telling Goal on Tuesday: “It’s quite simple. We opened this window for a certain time frame to realise if the transfer [could be done].
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“But we have to put a time limit on the transfer because if he has to leave, we have to replace him. Then it gets difficult the longer the transfer window goes on. That’s more or less the reason to finish it now.”
Aubameyang rolled up 31 goals in the Bundesliga last campaign, leading Dortmund to a third-place finish and a spot in the Champions League for the 2017/18 campaign.