The French web-site Leprogress.fr is reporting that Borussia Dortmund may have moved in for Newcastle’s number one transfer target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of St. Etienne.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Dortmund moving in?
This is what was on the webs-site – using the Google translate facility and some additions to make things a little clearer:
It seems that the case of the ASSE Aubameyang is that Dortmund is moving ahead … slowly. Too slowly in the eyes of the Gabonese striker who nevertheless wishes to be fixed up with a club as soon as possible.
The positions of the two clubs are they so still apart? Still, a commissioned officer from Dortmund has arrived in Saint-Etienne.
At the same time the proposal of the Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala is probably the most interesting for ASSE, but it does not appeal to Aubameyang.
It’s interesting that a poll on le10sport.com last week had Borussia Dortmund the favorites to sign the Gabon International with something over 30% of the vote, and Newcastle had around 12%.
But there was news in the Journal this morning that Joe Kinnear was trying to persuade Mike Ashley to increase Newcastle’s bid they made last week of £15M, which was turned down by St. Etienne.
Anzhi have already bid around £2M higher than Newcastle, but as the above report suggests, we don’t think Aubameyang is too interested in moving to Russia.
But with training starting up again this week for most Premier League clubs, things will be heating up in the transfer market, so we hope our new Director of Football Joe Kinnear is on the ball.
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