PSG axe Aubameyang deal to pursue Mbappe
After a deal worth £70 million for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was said to have been agreed between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain weeks ago, reports today are suggesting that new club chiefs have pulled the plug on the deal, preferring to battle it out for the signing of Kylian Mbappe instead.
PSG came to an agreement with highly-rated Aubameyang almost instantly following the end of the season, with a fee in the region of £70 million being reported.
New PSG head of transfers, Antero Henrique, has cancelled the transfer of Aubameyang, according to Bild, instead wanting to spend the transfer funds on the player that every club seems to be chasing, Kylian Mbappe.
Aubameyang, who scored 40 goals last season, will now remain as a Borussia Dortmund player for the time being. That may not be the case for long, however, with a number of clubs set reignite their interest in the Gabon striker.
A number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, have shown interest in Aubameyang previously and may decide to attempt a deal now that he once again appears to be available.
When the future of Kylian Mbappe is finally decided, the teams that miss out on him may decide to turn to Aubameyang, who himself is an exceptional player and a top-class finisher.