Pierre Emerick Aubameyang celebrates v Schalke

Reports: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang close to AC Milan move

A growing number of German reports this afternoon have suggested that Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is closing in on a move to Italian giants AC Milan.

In-demand

Auameyang, a lightning-quick Gabonese international, has established himself as one of the top strikers in Europe over recent years, with his 31 goals in 31 starts for Dortmund in the Bundesliga last season having since seen the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, and aforementioned Milan linked with summer bids for his signature.

Targets

Milan, who have already splashed out around 200 million Euro on ten players so far this summer, are in the market for a marquee signing at centre-forward before the close of the transfer window.

Aubameyang, along with Torino hitman Andrea Belotti, Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Nikola Kalinic of Fiorentina are believed to be top of the Rossoneri’s wishlist.

Kalinic has been earmarked as the favourite to make the move to the San Siro over the last 10 days, though, according to reports emanating from Germany, Aubameyang is now closer than ever to joining Vincenzo Montella’s outfit.

Serie A return?

The prolific African yesterday admitted that he would be open to a move to Milan on social media, while Sky Deutschland have revealed this afternoon that Aubameyang pulled out of Dortmund training this morning with a cold, adding to the speculation surrounding his future.

As a result, reports are continuing to mount this afternoon that a Westfalenstadion exit is closer than ever for Peter Bosz’s crown jewel, with Milan seen as the clear frontrunners if he does depart.

A move would mark a return to the San Siro for Aubameyang, with the striker having been on the books of the Diavolo from 2007-2011.