According to Chinese state news agency Xinhua and Beijing Youth Daily (h/t Agence France-Presse, via MailOnline), there are at least two clubs from the division keen to bring the Gabon international in.
A source quoted in the report from Xinhua suggested CSL side Beijing Guoan have been "close to signing" Aubameyang.
Meanwhile, Guangzhou Evergrande are cited by Beijing Youth Daily as an interested club. It's suggested they would be willing to offer £62 million for Aubameyang, as well as a weekly wage of around £300,000.
If a deal were to come off, it would be an Asian record, with Shanghai SIPG's £53 million acquisition of Oscar the current benchmark.
Per the article, the Dortmund man has also been linked with a string of major European clubs, with Real Madrid said to be his preferred destination at this point.
The links to such prestigious clubs have stemmed from the excellent performances being turned in by Aubameyang at the Westfalenstadion.
As journalist Jan Hagen relayed ahead of the Bundesliga winter break, the 28-year-old is one of the most prolific players around:
Jan Hagen @PortuBall
Europe's top 7 leagues' top scorers 2017/18(all competitions): 1. Cavani - 25 goals/24 games(86 minutes pr goal) 2. Immobile - 21 goals/20 games(75 minutes pr goal) 3. Aboubakar - 21 goals/23 games(89 minutes pr goal) 4. Aubameyang - 21 goals/23 games(97 minutes pr goal) https://t.co/wAv8mvUoEF2017-12-17 10:21:23
Formerly a frustrating wide player, Aubameyang found his home as a centre-forward under former manager Jurgen Klopp.
At the point of the attack, the blistering pace he possesses is such an asset for Dortmund, as the striker has defenders consistently on edge. His movement, decision-making and finishing have all improved significantly in recent campaigns, too.
There aren't many teams the Gabonese wouldn't improve, so a transfer to the Chinese Super League would surprise some.
According to Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball, the striker has had a number of offers come his way, per Kicker:
B/R Football @brfootball
It’s all worn on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. https://t.co/iGZUHyhTF52017-12-29 00:12:00
There may be merits to Dortmund cashing in, though, even if Aubameyang's goals would be difficult to replace.
The conduct of the forward has come into question recently, as he was left out of the squad for the November meeting with Stuttgart in the Bundesliga due to "disciplinary reasons," per Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN FC. A year earlier, he was suspended for a UEFA Champions League clash with Sporting CP.
As noted by journalist Lars Pollmann, the behaviour of Aubameyang is the one major stain on his stint with Dortmund:
Lars Pollmann @LarsPollmann
If Transfermarkt data is correct this'll be the 13th match Aubameyang misses through injury/sickness since signing for the club in 2013. More likely to miss a game through suspension these days.2017-12-20 18:55:10
Given he's in the peak years of his career, prolific in an elite league and arguably still improving his game, even at the age of 28, Aubameyang would be a big loss to European football if he did opt to make a move to China.
Players have been tempted by the CSL due to the remarkable wages on offer, and for any player, that's something that must be taken into consideration.
However, if this move did come off, Aubameyang would be the most high-profile footballer to make the switch to one of the world's most intriguing divisions.