Borussia Dortmund skipper Marcel Schmelzer hopes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pledges his future to the Bundesliga club, ahead of the Chinese Super League transfer deadline.
Aubameyang has been strongly linked with a move to China, with Tianjin Quanjian reportedly holding talks with Dortmund over a move for the 28-year-old.
Reports in the UK have also indicated that Aubameyang has been offered to Premier League champions Chelsea in a £70million deal.
Chelsea offered chance to buy Aubameyang for £70m. Also in talks with AC Milan. Has offers from China. Window there closes Friday
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 12, 2017
The CSL transfer window shuts on Friday and Schmelzer hopes there’s no movement from Aubameyang after the Gabon international netted 31 goals for the Bundesliga giants last season.
"Of course, we'd be happy if Auba stayed," said Schmelzer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored more goals on the counter-attack (13) than any player in Europe's top 5 leagues since 2013.
Pure pace. pic.twitter.com/P0EukuoVNT
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"We know how important he is. He didn't win the top-scorer award for nothing.
"We'll find out in the next few days whether he will stay because the transfer window in China will close soon."