Bayern Munich may have won the German title for five consecutive years now, but it looks like Borussia Dortmund will give them a good run for their money this season.
Dortmund capitalised on Bayern's surprising 2-2 home draw with Wolfsburg on Friday night by destroying Borussia Monchengladbach 6-1 at the Westfalenstadion.
The massive victory leaves Peter Bosz's side top of the Bundesliga table on 16 points, three ahead of third-place defending champions Bayern.
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As you'd expect, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was among the goals, scoring a fantastic hat-trick to continue his outstanding start to the 2017-18 campaign.
The lethal centre-forward has scored 132 goals in 198 matches for Dortmund since joining the club in 2013, but he's now revealed just how close he was to leaving in the summer.
Auba's top-class 2016-17 season
After the season he had, it was no surprise that several clubs expressed an interest in signing Aubameyang this summer, with Dortmund's CEO even naming his asking price at one point.
The Gabonese international enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his entire career, registering 40 goals in 46 games in all competitions, including the winner in the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final.
Auba confirms talks with European giants
One of the European giants who tried to sign Aubameyang were the resurgent AC Milan, and the striker has confirmed that he came close to returning to the San Siro.
The 28-year-old revealed that he held talks with Milan over a potential summer transfer and was very interesting in moving, however the deal didn't end up materialising.
"It's true, (AC) Milan contacted me and offered me something," said Aubameyang, who already has 12 goals in just nine games this term, via Squawka, reported by Football Italia.
Dortmund's main man added: "I was very interested in their project, but it didn’t go through for many different reasons.”
Auba joined Milan's youth team back in January 2007 but left in 2011 after loan spells at Dijon, Lille, Monaco and Saint-Etienne, and without having played a single competitive first-team match for the Rossoneri.
The exact reasons for why his proposed move to Milan fell through remain under wraps, but one thing that is certain is that Dortmund will be thanking their lucky stars that they've managed to keep hold of him.
With Ousmane Dembele joining Barcelona and Marco Reus still struggling with serious injury problems, Dortmund need Aubameyang on top form if they are to have any chance of ending the German dominance of Bayern Munich.
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