Aubameyang has been a worthwhile but temperamental addition to Dortmund since arriving from Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne in the summer of 2013; the former AC Milan outcast has scored 137 goals in 208 games for BVB but has been reprimanded on more than one occasion for poor conduct.
Peter Bosz's side were open to selling the Gabon international in the summer transfer window but ultimately kept him after their self-proposed deadline to offload the 28-year-old passed. Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future in the summer Aubameyang has been in tremendous form for Dortmund this season, scoring 17 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions for the German giants, who have toiled miserably in recent weeks.
He will hope to continue his sparkling form in front of goal against Real Madrid as Dortmund look to restore some pride to their sorry Champions League campaign which was rendered meaningless during the previous round of matches, and Bild report that Aubameyang is looking to place himself in the shop window with a strong performance against Los Blancos, who have been linked with him in the past.
Aubameyang's relationships with a number of his teammates at Dortmund have reportedly soured in recent weeks and he is pining to leave because of the friction between him and his fellow stars. Milan are said to be his preferred destination, but Everton, Chelsea and Liverpool have been credited with an interest in the former Lille and Monaco hitman.
Liverpool boast one of the most effective attacks in European football but could delve into the transfer market for a new offensive player amid concerns over the futures of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, who has not been forgotten by Barcelona.
Jurgen Klopp would certainly have a sizeable chunk of change to replace the esteemed pair if they did leave Liverpool for pastures new, but it remains to be seen if the Reds follow up their mooted interest with a formal offer for the man Klopp signed for Dortmund four years ago.
Everton are in dire need of a new centre-forward having failed to replace Romelu Lukaku during the summer, but they may have to rein in their apparent designs for Aubameyang, who will want to continue plying his trade in the Champions League.
New Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirmed that signing a striker is a "priority" for the Toffees in the January transfer window, while forgotten forward Sandro Ramirez could leave the club on loan after enduring a nightmare start to his career on Merseyside.
Chelsea were linked with Aubameyang in the summer but eventually decided to bring in Alvaro Morata, who has hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge. Blues boss Antonio Conte did have a tendency to play with two strikers during his successful tenure at Juventus but the Italian may be reluctant to overhaul the system that has served him so well in west London, especially now that Morata and Eden Hazard are beginning to form a fruitful partnership, with the Belgian just in behind the Spaniard.