Borussia Dortmund are favourites to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund are thought to be close to agreeing a deal for St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Last Updated: 02/07/13 4:32pm
Reports emanating from Germany claim Dortmund are in pole position to land the Gabon international with talks at an advanced stage between both clubs.
A host of clubs across Europe have been linked with a move for Aubameyang, with Newcastle credited with a long-term interest in the 24-year-old.
However, it appears UEFA Champions League finalists Dortmund are ready to meet St Etienne's asking price for the prolific forward.
The news will be a blow for Newcastle as they had been keeping tabs on Aubameyang for several months and was thought to be one of Alan Pardew's top summer transfer targets.