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Dortmund open to discussing Aubameyang with Madrid

Hans-Joachim Watzke, General Director at the German club said: "If Real Madrid contact us, we will talk to them but the transfer operation will not be easy".

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Open to talks

Borussia Dortmund have started to consider a future without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club. The French-born Ganonese star, who has scored eight goals in 10 games this season, has been on Real Madrid's agenda for the past few months and now it appears that Dortmund would be willing to listen to offers. Hans-Joachim Watzke, General Director at the German club says that they would be open to start negotaitions with Madrid. "If Real Madrid contact us, we will talk, but it won't be easy. Aubameyang's transfer won't be automatic", Watzke told Sky, adding that Dortmund would open the door to the player to leave.

No pressure

"We want him to stay with us. Contrary to the players who have left us in recent months, Aubameyang has a long-term contract which ties him to us until 2020. There is absolutely no pressure whatsoever and I don't get the impression that he is eager to leave".

However, earlier this month, Aubameyang told Onze Mondial magazine: "Real Madrid always has had a place in my heart. I promised my grandad that one day I would play for them, I hope it happens".

Transfer ban snag

For that to happen, apart from Dortmund's resistance, Madrid also have the FIFA transfer ban to deal with. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) granted an injunction on the suspension served for inconsistencies in the club's transfer dealing with minors. Should the suspension stand, Madrid will be unable to sign any players until January 2018.

Real Madrid are not the only ones interested in hiring Aubameyang, with Manchester City and PSG both keen on signing him.