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Arsenal and Manchester United have suffered a huge blow in the Pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the German club ruled out selling the striker this summer, according to football transfer tavern.
Aubameyang who has scorred 22 Bundesliga goals this season is being linked with a £70m move to Manchester United with Arsenal reportedly interested in the Gabonese international also.
However, the Premier League clubs will now have to turn their attention to other targets as Dortmund Chief Hanz Joachim Watzke has ruled out the sale of the striker.
When quizzed about the potential departure of the club’s striker, Watzke said:
“The position is clear. Auba plays for Borussia Dortmund and the next years he will play at Borussia Dortmund. No question. There is no get-out clause. “
“Money is a thing that can solve all other things. But it’s not realistic. Clubs of the Premier League have a lot of money. But so much as to get Aubameyang? It’s a little bit difficult.”
“It’s not question of money. We have money. We have no Sheikh. No Roman Abramovich. But we have money. We don’t need money. We need success in playing football.”
“Our profession is not to make deals. Our profession is to make a good team and play football. We had all the patience in the world with Aubameyang because we saw the potential in him.”
Manchester United were believed to be in the driving seat in the race to sign the midfielder while Arsenal were hoping they could lure the striker to the Emirates next season.