Bayern Munich open talks for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over fears Robert Lewandowski will join Chelsea
Bayern Munich are the only club to make an enquiry for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Borussia Dortmund made the striker available for transfer.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Bayern have opened talks with BVB for the Gabon international, who can leave for €70 million (£61.4m), after becoming worried that Robert Lewandowski will leave the club.
Although fierce rivals on the pitch, Bayern and Dortmund have fostered a good relationship behind the scenes and have held positive discussions regarding Bundesliga top scorer Aubameyang.
The German champions could be in need of a new striker after Lewandowski fell out with manager Carlo Ancelotti and accused his team-mates of a lack of support in his pursuit of the golden boot.
Bayern are fully aware that Chelsea are keen on Lewandowski, even threatening legal action after reports of a meeting between the Polish striker’s agent and the Blues emerged.
Manchester United are also thought to be interested in signing a player who scored 30 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances last season.
Antonio Conte is upgrading his squad in ruthless fashion, with several first-team stars likely to be replaced this summer, Diego Costa the more notable among them.
The Italian coach sent his top scorer a blunt text message telling him he was no longer part of his first-team plans and has been on the lookout for a replacement ever since.
Despite continuous links with Romelu Lukaku, Everton are demanding a £100m fee that Chelsea are reluctant to match, leading them to look at the significantly cheaper Lewandowski.
The 19-year-old has been attracting interest from Barcelona, even intimidating to sporting director Robert Fernandez that he would move to Camp Nou, though BVB were adamant he would not be sold.
A fresh – and huge – approach from PSG could force their hand, however, with the Parisians desperate to land a French superstar to spearhead their attack.
They had wanted Kylian Mbappe to be the new poster boy for the club, but with the Monaco man only prepared to leave the club to join Real Madrid, it has caused PSG to divert their attention to Dembele instead.