Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain have made an offer to Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

According to a report in German outlet BILD, the Parisians have joined the race for the Gabonese speedster’s coveted signature by making him an offer and Borussia Dortmund will reportedly let their prized asset leave for nothing less than €70 million.

The Ligue 1 Champions’ Sporting Director Patrick Kluivert, had reportedly met with the 27-year-old on Wednesday in the French Capital to offer him a three year contract, where he would pocket €14 million a season if he made the move to the Parc de Princes at the end of the campaign.

It is yet to be seen if the PSG’s Qatari riches and the lure of living in Paris are enough to convince Aubameyang to make the switch. Last month, Borussia Dortmund’s Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watze, claimed that the striker would only consider offers from Real Madrid or Barcelona.

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - APRIL 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2 during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund at Borussia-Park on April 22, 2017 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2 during the Bundesliga match against Borussia Moenchengladbach at Borussia-Park on April 22, 2017 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Picture Courtesy – Getty Images)

He reportedly said: “But if Real Madrid or Barcelona come along with an offer, maybe he’ll think about it. The rest of the clubs who are interested in him are not really an alternative for him. And certainly not Bayern [Munich] because we wouldn’t allow him join them.”

A few weeks ago, it was rumoured that both Real Madrid and Barcelona were interested in securing the services of the former AC Milan striker, but Los Blancos will likely have the edge over their Catalan rivals, given Aubameyang’s desire to fulfill a promise made to his grandfather.

Aubameyang is currently having one of the best seasons of his career and has already netted 35 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions this season. He is only 4 short of equalling last season’s tally of 39, a figure easily attainable for the Gabonese international.

He has already bettered last season’s Bundesliga goal tally of 25, with 27 so far this term. It has only been surpassed by Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who has 28 to his name and it seems like the battle for the Bundesliga top scorer title will go down to the wire this season.

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on December 7, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Summer bidding war on the cards? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on December 7, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Picture Courtesy – Getty Images)

It comes as no surprise if he wishes to leave in the summer, given the huge offers that will be coming his way. In an interview with RMC Sport in February, he said he had to leave the Westfalenstadion in order to get to the ‘next level’ in his career.

He is reported to have said: “If I want to go to the next level, I need to leave in summer. But we must see the proposals if I’m going to play. Real Madrid remains a dream of mine, but there has been too much noise. I have an important choice to make.”

In that same interview, he refused to rule out a move to PSG, saying it wasn’t ‘unimaginable’. “Paris is also an attraction,” he said. “France would not be my first option, but it’s not unimaginable. French is of course my first language.”
It seems clear that Aubameyang will be making a move this summer and it only remains to see where and for how much. With some of the biggest and wealthiest European superpowers all in the running for his signature, this may turn out to be the biggest bidding war of the summer.

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