Premier League clubs Man Utd and Arsenal have been dealt setbacks in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Both clubs have been linked with huge transfer bids for the 26-year-old Gabon international. Former German national skipper Lothar Matthaus also suggested that English clubs are willing to spend as much as £76m to bring the player to the Premier League.
However, Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has claimed that even £76m wouldn’t be enough to sign the player.
“Matthaus appears to be in the know on this one…,” said Watzke.
“But in all seriousness, even if such an offer would come in that would be irrelevant for us. We are simply not selling Auba.”
Recent video on Youtube coming from a fan shows players response to a simple question: “Are you coming to Arsenal?”
The player also recently insisted that he wants to see out his contract with the club.
“In football nothing lasts forever. But my contract runs until 2020, that is a fact,” he said. “I feel happy, still want to achieve lots with Dortmund and win titles, that is also fact. I am here and nowhere else.”
Aubameyang is in red hot form this season and has scored 24 goals from 24 appearances for his club.