This is according to the Mirror, who understand that Aubameyang’s representatives have told United they have offers elsewhere.
The report adds that Man Utd have held three rounds of talks with the striker’s advisors and were prepared to offer their number one transfer target a massive £200,000-a-week contract. Furthermore, they were willing to pay Dortmund a club-record £60 million transfer fee for their leading goalscorer.
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However, Aubameyang clearly feels he stands a genuine chance of being signed by Real Madrid this summer and is waiting for the Spanish giants to make an official move.
If Los Blancos are keen to sign Aubameyang, it would hardly come as a shock.
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Aubameyang exit would be another blow for BVB
The 26-year-old has scored a career-best 37 goals in 44 appearances for BVB this season and is at the peak of his powers.
Losing Aubameyang, one of Europe’s best strikers at present, would be another catastrophic blow for Borussia Dortmund following this week’s announcement that club captain Mats Hummels wants to leave Signal Iduna Park.
Unlike Hummels, however, Aubameyang will not be joining Dortmund’s bitter Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.
Benzema has been linked with Bayern move
One player who could be on his way to the Allianz Arena, though, is Karim Benzema.
Catalan newspaper Sport reported in February that Carlo Ancelotti, the man who will replace Pep Guardiola at Bayern this summer, is keen to bring the France international to Munich.
But whether Ancelotti could find room in his squad for both Benzema and Robert Lewandowski is unclear.
It was reported around the same time that Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s president, wouldn’t block a move for Benzema because of the various non-sporting incidents that have “hurt” the image of Real Madrid - such as the Mathieu Valbuena sex-tape scandal.
Benzema has been at the Bernabeu since 2009 and, given that he turns 29 in December, this summer could be the perfect opportunity for Los Blancos to cash-in on the striker and use the funds to purchase Aubameyang.
United to target Lukaku instead?
As for Manchester United, the Mirror claim suggest they might now step up their interest in Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
But the Toffees are expected to demand a whopping £65 million for the Belgium international who is also on the radar of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and his former club Chelsea.
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