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Chinese club make world-record bid for Aubameyang

German Bundesliga By: Collins Udeme | 04/01/2017

Chinese club make world-record Aubameyang bid

Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG have reportedly made a world-record bid of €150m (£127m) for Borussia Dortmund's striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

SIPG, managed by former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas, have already brought in playmaker Oscar in a £60m deal from the Blues this transfer window.

The Gabonese's remarkable form for the Dortmund which has seen him score 22 goals in 21 games so far this season has led to interest from a host of top clubs across Europe.

And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Chinese outfit SIPG are looking to make certain of the deal with a £127m offer that would make Aubameyang the world's most expensive ever player, eclipsing the £89m spent by Manchester United on Paul Pogba last summer.

Arsenal had a £42m offer turned down last summer, while Real Madrid recently balked at Dortmund's €80m (£68m) asking price.

The publication also claims that Aubameyang will be offered wages of around £675,000 a week, making him the world's top-earning football player ahead of Carlos Tevez, who penned a £615,000-a-week deal with SIPG's rivals Shanghai Shenhua last month.