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Borussia Dortmund would discuss the departure of their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they receive €80 million (£68m) bid for Gabon International forward, according to the Dortmund’s CEP Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Arsene Wenger’s side are believed to have already made a big money move for 27-year-old forward, while Real Madrid have also been heavily linked with the signing of Gabon striker.
And Hans-Joachim Watzke admits that his side could be forced to consider striker’s departure from Signal Iduna Park if they receive offer around €80m.
‘We can never guarantee that a player will stay with Borussia Dortmund forever, but our strength is to always find new solutions,’ Watzke told Kicker TV.
‘Auba was our alternative to ‘the world ending’ after [Robert] Lewandowski’s departure. With a €80 million offer, I would be thinking about [club president] Reinhard Rauball and [sporting director] Michael Zorc – if we had one, we would have to get together with Pierre-Emerick.
‘We always have to differentiate between situations where there is such an offer, but we have no pressure … I would prefer it if no offer came.
‘He is definitely good enough to go to an even bigger club. There are only a few, but I’m glad to read that it’s a good idea to go to Barcelona.’
Gabon international forward has been one of the best players in Europe aas he has already scored 20-goals in 22-appearences for Dortmund that are currently sitting fourth in the Bundesliga table 12 points behind from the top spot, while Arsenal third in the Premier League table and ready to host Watford this weekend.