Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Reportedly to Stay at Dortmund Amid Transfer Rumours

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2017

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 17:  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund in action duirng training session ahead of the 2017 International Champions Cup football match between AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund at University Town Sports Centre Stadium on July 17, 2017 in Guangzhou, China.  (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
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Chelsea and AC Milan target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will reportedly remain at Borussia Dortmund this summer. 

Despite ongoing speculation linking the prolific Gabonese forward with a move away from Signal Iduna Park, he is now set to stay for next term, according to Sky in Germany (via Sky Sports News):

Kicker (via Sport Witness) additionally hinted that no side made a real effort to sign him:

He was, though, heavily linked with a £65 million move to former club Milan or Chelsea, with the Italian giants prepared to make him the highest-paid player in Serie A, per The Sun's Richard Forrester.

Aubameyang, 28, has established himself as a world-class striker in the last few seasons, and Sport 1 reported (via James Ducker in the Telegraph) Real Madrid were the most likely European giant to snap him up.

In 2016-17, he netted 31 Bundesliga goals for BVB in 32 appearances, while he scored seven in nine in the UEFA Champions League, per WhoScored.com.

Those are some hugely impressive numbers and marked his best return for Dortmund following his 25 league goals in 2015-16, 16 in 2014-15 and 13 in 2013-14.

Aubameyang is getting better and better, and it can only be good news for Dortmund if he remains into next season.