Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that there was indeed transfer interest from AC Milan over the summer.
The Gabon international started his professional career with the Rossoneri, and he was understood to be keen on a return to San Siro.
In a report covered by Football Italia, Aubameyang confirmed that the Rossoneri had lodged an approach for his services, but the deal could not materialise due to different reasons, he said: “It’s true, Milan contacted me and offered me something. I was very interested in their project, but it didn’t go through for many different reasons.”
The Rossoneri had made contact for Aubameyang in the early part of the summer transfer window, and the failure to recruit him led them to the signing of Andre Silva. The ex-Porto graduate has already proved a huge hit for the Rossoneri with five goals in seven appearances including an impressive hat-trick in the 5-1 thumping of Austria Vienna in the Europa League opener.
Meanwhile, Aubameyang has also clarified that he no longer dreams of a Real Madrid move after the European champions showed no interest in his services. The Gabon international has established himself as the leading marksman for Dortmund following Robert Lewandowski’s departure to Bayern Munich in 2014, and he is now eager to end their Bundesliga drought which has now lasted for five seasons.
Dortmund hold a three-point lead over Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table, and they will hope to capitalise on the uncertainty around the German champions, who have made a relatively slow start to the campaign. Injuries have been a concern for Bayern in the early part of the season with Manuel Neuer sidelined with a foot injury until the New Year.
Dortmund will look to get off the mark in the Champions League this term when they host Real Madrid at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night. The German outfit have a pretty good record against the European holders, and they will fancy their chances of notching a win.