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Report: Manchester City, Chelsea to battle for Borussia Dortmund star transfer next summer

Aubameyang will leave Germany, and England's Rich Blues will chase him

VfL Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images

One of the best strikers in Europe will be moving away from his team next summer, and England's Rich Blues will chase after him.

According a report from the Mirror, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Borussia Dortmund have reached a verbal agreement for the player's departure at the end of the season, and both Manchester City and Chelsea are "preparing bids" for the 27-year-old, who could cost a massive £65 million to sign.

Aubameyang became one of the top strikers in the continent after becoming a regular starter at Borussia Dortmund once Robert Lewandowski moved to Bayern Munich, and his blistering pace combined with his prolific scoring prowess certainly make "Auba" one of the most desired targets in the transfer market.

Pep Guardiola wanted to sign Aubameyang this summer, but after a few discussions with the player, he decided not to make an offer. Pep did sign Ilkay Gundogan, one of Auba's best friends at Dortmund, and that might help City's cause next summer if they do go after his signing.

Aubameyang reportedly favors a move to Real Madrid, but with the reigning UEFA Champions League winners serving a year-long transfer ban in 2017, the player might not be willing to wait until 2018 to sign with Los Blancos, opening the door for City and Chelsea to battle for him. That should be fun.