Tuesday 26 September 2017

Jurgen Klopp looking to use Dortmund connections to bring star striker to Anfield

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund Trainer Jürgen Juergen Klopp Borussia Dortmund DFB Pokal Fussball Stuttgarter KIckers - Borussia Dortmund Saison 2014 / 2015 (Photo by sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund Trainer Jürgen Juergen Klopp Borussia Dortmund DFB Pokal Fussball Stuttgarter KIckers - Borussia Dortmund Saison 2014 / 2015 (Photo by sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)

Evan Bartlett

Liverpool are said to have joined the race to sign Borussia Dortmund's in-demand forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Jurgen Klopp signed the Gabon international for the Bundesliga side in 2013 and his relationship with the player could help a deal go through.

The German manager would help fund an expected £40m transfer by selling Daniel Sturridge, according to The Sun.

Aubameyang tops the Bundesliga scoring charts this season with 17 goals and scored four more as Dortmund topped their Champions League group which contained defending champions Real Madrid.

Despite his efforts, Dortmund are struggling in the league this year and with the threat they may miss out on European competition next year Aubameyang has been open about his desire to leave.

"If I want to go to the next level, I need to leave in summer," he told French radio station RMC in January.

But amid interest from Liverpool and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, Aubameyang says he has his heart set on Spain.

"[If I am to leave] we must see the proposals and if I'm going to play. Real Madrid is still a dream, but there has been too much noise."

Madrid will be able to sign players once again this summer after their Fifa transfer ban expires in July.

(© Independent News Service)

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