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Man City target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang denies he only wants Real Madrid move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring against Werder Bremen
Image: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the Bundesliga Player of the Year last season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has denied reports he would only consider leaving Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid.

The 27-year-old forward, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City, posted a message on his Twitter page criticising German media for suggesting he is only seeking a move to Real Madrid. 

Aubameyang, who scored 25 goals in 29 Bundesliga games last season, admitted it was his dream to play for the Spanish giants when he was younger, but nothing more. 

"I can read everywhere something that I never said 'only Real Madrid can take me from Dortmund', I don't know who transforms my words but I'm sad that people do like they want," Aubameyang said.

"I'm a player for Borussia Dortmund and in any interviews I was honest with you to say that it was my dream since I'm young but not more." 

According to Sky sources, Manchester City have been in talks with the Bundesliga Player of the Year this summer over a possible move, with former Dortmund team-mate Ilkay Gundogan having already joined Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

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Although Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has already declared his intention to keep Aubameyang, the France-born striker's comments suggest he could be open to a move elsewhere.

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In a recent interview with German broadcaster ZDF, Aubameyang said: "My grandfather always wished that I would play in Spain. Two years ago, when he died, I promised him that someday I will play for Real - and I work hard to reach that goal."

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