Borussia Dortmund have strongly denied suggestions their striker and reported Manchester United target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has already agreed to join Real Madrid.
German newspaper Express claimed on Wednesday 9 March the 26-year-old, who has struck 32 goals in 37 matches this season, will make a move to the Santiago Bernabeu during the summer transfer window for a staggering €100m (£77m, $110m).
But Dortmund director Michael Zorc has rubbished claims there is a deal in place, or suggestions that Aubameyang wants to leave the club. When quizzed on the report, he told Bild: "This is total bulls**t. There is no offer, neither a request."
Aubameyang's stock has risen significantly this season, with both Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly considering moves for the Gabon international in the summer. According to the Daily Mirror, United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has identified the Dortmund star as the club's priority transfer this target and are ready to offer him £200,000 a week if they can prise the striker away from the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund remain determined to hold onto the player but a number of their prized assets are already being linked with moves away. Ilkay Gundogan, a United target last summer, is now reportedly being chased by Manchester City with the latest reports suggesting a deal may have already been made.
City's sporting director Txiki Begiristain was photographed meeting Gundogan's uncle and agent Ilhan Gundogan at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam , with the Guardian suggesting the Premier League side are ready to meet his £23m buyout clause.
While Dortmund director Zorc strongly denied reports surrounding the departure of Aubameyang, he was unable to comment on the meeting between Begiristain and Gundogan when asked by Bild.
Gundogan would represent one of Pep Guardiola's first signings as Man City manager ahead of his arrival at the Etihad Stadium.