Borussia Dortmund 3 – AC Milan 1
Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan played out a friendly on Tuesday in Guangzhou.
The Bundesliga side won out 3-1, which isn’t a huge surprise considering the Rossoneri did not have new signing Leonardo Bonucci playing.
Goals from Nuri Sahin and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (2) did the damage. Carlos Bacca had briefly made it 2-1.
Off the pitch, Borussia Dortmund are seriously angry with AC Milan.
Hans-Joachim Watzke, the CEO of Borussia Dortmund, has told Sky Sports Germany that he is super angry with the Rossoneri.
It all relates to AC Milan’s supposed interest in Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
On Sunday, AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone said the Rossoneri were looking at three strikers on the club’s official TV channel: Aubameyang, as well as Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti.
Watzke attacks AC Milan
Watzke responded to Fassone highlighting Aubameyang, by saying: “It can not be that other sports directors stand out and say ‘the player I want to have and still have. These are the conditions at AC Milan, that is no respect!”.
This is why Borussia Dortmund have ruled out selling Aubameyang.
Some sources suggested that it was due to Chelsea’s interest, but with Alvaro Morata on the way to Stamford Bridge, it looks like it was AC Milan’s pressure that did it.
“He feels very comfortable with us”
As a result, Watzke said it is “time that we have set a clear sign” on not selling Aubameyang.
On Aubameyang, Watske said “He feels very comfortable with us, and we also with him.”
The Borussia Dortmund CEO said there might be outgoings in the coming weeks but it looks like they will not be losing Aubameyang.
The striker merry-go-round is coming close to a resolution. Alvaro Morata is close to Chelsea. Andrea Belotti looks likely for AC Milan. And, Aubameyang will stay put.