Chelsea Target To Stay At Borussia Dortmund

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Stamford Bridge target not leaving the Westfalenstadion.

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Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has insisted that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be leaving the club this summer.

A number of newspapers, including the Daily Express, have reported that Aubameyang is wanted by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

The Gabon international has started just 24 games in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season.

However, he is likely to feature much more next campaign, with Robert Lewandowski set to leave Dortmund to join fierce rivals Bayern Munich.

Watzke is adamant that Aubameyang will not be following Lewandowski out of the exit door.

He told Bild: “Why should he be leaving? He has just played here for one season.

“We did not believe he would be in the team from the start in every match for our club. We have an immense competition for places in the first team, this was impossible for him.

“We are content with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he has a contract left at our club.”

Aubameyang, who has over four years remaining on his current deal, has scored 13 league goals and provided four assists this season.

The pacy 24-year-old most frequently operates as a right-sided attacking wideman.

He takes a mean free-kick, but his crossing from open play often lets him down. He also has a tendency to be caught offside.

Aubameyang already has a reputation as a bit of a footballing journeyman.

He began his career at Nice and had a brief spell at Lille, before joining AS Monaco in the summer of 2010.

After 18 months at Monaco he moved to Saint-Etienne, where he also lasted just 18 months.

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