Manchester City in talks over transfer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Sky sources

Sky sources understand Manchester City are in advanced talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Manchester City are in advanced talks with Borussia Dortmund over the signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sky sources understand.

Aubameyang, the Bundesliga Player of the Year, had been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants could be on the verge of losing out to City.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Bundesliga match at Bayer Leverkusen
Image: Aubameyang is the Bundesliga Player of the Year

The Gabon international's value sky-rocketed last season, with a haul of 25 goals in 29 Bundesliga games bettered only by Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

He could become another high-profile capture from Dortmund for new City boss Pep Guardiola, who made his first signing - midfielder Ilkay Gundogan - from the same club last week.

Guardiola could be busy in the coming weeks, despite the Euro 2016 tournament starting in France on Friday, as he has also been linked with two big-money moves for defenders.

Laporte in action for Athletic Bilbao against Espanyol
Image: Defender Aymeric Laporte could also be on his way to England this summer

France international Aymeric Laporte, who plays for Athletic Bilbao, and Everton's England international John Stones are also on Guardiola's wanted list, Sky sources understand.

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