It wouldn’t be a proper summer transfer window unless Real Madrid spent an astronomical amount of money on one of the world’s best players.
Just what, exactly, is Florentino Perez playing at?
With the exception of Alvaro Morata, who returned to the Bernabeu after Los Blancos triggered a buy-back clause in the striker’s contract, nobody has joined the European champions this summer.
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Paul Pogba was tipped to team up with Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital, but Madrid - for once - were unable to match the huge sums of money coughed up by Manchester United for the world-class France international.
However, there are still two days remaining before the transfer window closes and that means there’s enough time for Real Madrid to complete a last-minute high-profile signing.
Aubameyang wants Real Madrid move
And their task of doing just that may have been made easier by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, has told Borussia Dortmund that his heart is set on joining Zidane’s side.
Aubameyang reportedly wants a move to the Bernabeu and isn’t put off by the fact Madrid re-signed Morata from Juventus.
The 27-year-old wants to fulfil a promise he made to his grandfather that he’d one day play for the Spanish giants, and must be acutely aware that this could be his final opportunity to secure a move to arguably the world’s biggest football club.
Negotiations are not yet at a 'serious' stage
Marca understand that negotiations have yet to reach a “serious stage” but add that Real Madrid’s chances of signing the striker are boosted by the relationship held between officials at the Bernabeu and Signal Iduna Park.
Aubameyang only has eyes for Real Madrid - so Arsene Wenger can forget about making a late bid for the unsettled Gabon international - and there’s still a chance of a deal being concluded before Wednesday’s deadline.
BVB will be desperate to keep him
But losing Aubameyang, who scored both goals in Dortmund’s 2-1 victory over Mainz on Saturday, would be a catastrophic blow for the German club.
After scoring a magnificent 39 goals in 46 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit last season, it’s safe to say that Aubameyang is currently one of Europe’s most deadly strikers.
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