Borussia Dortmund’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be the latest to make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League this summer.
Aubameyang has attracted interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, but Tianjin Quanjian are apparently convinced the Gabonese is the player to take them to the next level as they are set to win the race for his signature.
According to German newspaper SportBild, is heading to the Far East after agreeing to pocket wages worth £500,000-a-week.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke initially made it clear that the club would not allow their top scorer to leave for less than £63million, but Tianjin chairman Shu Yuhui looks set to table an offer in excess of £70m.
It’s said that new boss Peter Bosz, who left Ajax to replace Thomas Tuchel earlier this month, joined Dortmund under the impression that the Gabonese forward, 28, would not be sticking around for next season.
The Borussia Dortmund star is one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe, with Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain all interested.
Tianjin will offer Aubameyang, who scored 31 goals in 32 Bundesliga games this season, an eye-watering £26.5m-a-year salary to make the move to China.