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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals Manchester City 'talks' in summer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Dortmund against Freiburg
Image: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored five goals in the Bundesliga this season

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed his father held talks with Manchester City over the summer.

After scoring 39 goals in all competitions last season, there was speculation that Aubameyang would leave Dortmund in the last transfer window.

City were among the clubs to be linked with a move for the forward, along with Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.

"It's true, there was contact," he told Onze Mondial magazine when asked about City. "My father held talks with the club, but in the end there was nothing concrete.

"I think there was interest [from Real Madrid], but it was more distant so I didn't get too carried away."

The former Saint-Etienne forward also spoke about the interest from PSG, saying they had been in regular contact.

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"They're still a big team and I think they'll still be Ligue 1 champions this season. But there are one or two teams who could annoy them," he commented.

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"At the end of my first season in the Bundesliga there was contact. And the next summer, too. In fact, almost every year. [PSG] took it poorly, it didn't happen - that's all I can say.

"I don't especially want to return to France immediately. But it's true that PSG have the ambition to win the Champions League, so they could be interested in a player like me."

Aubameyang also sought to clarify previous comments he has made regarding Real Madrid.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with team-mates after scoring against Real Madrid
Image: Aubameyang scored in Dortmund's 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in September

"I was asked in an interview: 'What is the club of your dreams?' I replied: 'Real is the club of my heart and I made a promise to my grandfather to play there one day, I hope it will happen.'

"So it's just a target, I still have time. If they want me, they will come."

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