Dortmund: Aubameyang window is closed

Borussia Dortmund have declared that the window of opportunity for potential suitors to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now passed.

The Gabon international was the standout performer for BVB last season as he topped the Bundesliga scoring charts with 31 goals in 32 outings.

Milan were reportedly interested in bringing Aubameyang back to the San Siro, while he was also linked with a move to Chelsea, who are looking to replace Diego Costa.

Dortmund had set a deadline for the sale of the 28-year-old striker, and their sporting director, Michael Zorc, revealed on Tuesday that offers would no longer be considered.

"It's quite simple. We opened this window for a certain time frame to realise if the transfer [could be done]," Zorc told Goal.

"But we have to put a time limit on the transfer because if he has to leave, we have to replace him. Then it gets difficult the longer the transfer window goes on. That's more or less the reason to finish it now.

Asked if they could still be tempted by a big-money deal, he replied: "The deadline is over. No [the club wouldn't consider a mega offer], we are going to plan with him for the new season and our intentions are the same."

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