Manchester City join Liverpool in race to sign £61m-rated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - report
Manchester City are ready to battle it out with Liverpool to sign Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sky Sports.
A day after reports claimed Liverpool were apparently willing to break their transfer record by offering £61m to sign Aubameyang from Jurgen Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund, it is claimed City manager Pep Guardiola is weighing up a move for the player.
The forward has scored a whopping 85 goals in 128 matches in the Bundesliga over the past four years.
Sky have claimed Klopp is not ready to push through a bid for the player despite winning two German Supercups with the striker leading the line for his Dortmund side.
Like Liverpool, City can offer the prospect of Champions League football, but Dortmund will demand to be heavily compensated for losing former St Etienne player whose contract expires in 2020.
VIEW FROM GERMANY: Liverpool are a realistic option, but expect him to stay Dortmund
It seems to be more likely Aubameyang will stay at Dortmund, writes Eurosport's Johannes Mittermeier. As you know PSG and Chinese clubs have reportedly lost interest with his BVB contract still running until 2020.
Personally, I was very sure he would be leaving and playing in France next season. However, his options have been decreasing. Milan could be one for Aubameyang - and allegedly Liverpool with his former Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp, who worked with the player between 2013 to 2015.
Dortmund’s chances of keeping the player are certainly better than a few days or weeks ago. In my opinion, Liverpool is the only other reasonable possibility if he moves because of Champions League football.
VIEW FROM FRANCE: PSG no longer interested in Aubameyang
I can tell you that Paris Saint-Germain are not going after Aubameyang during the close season, writes Eurosport's Vincent Bregevin.