City must smash trans­fer record to sign Auba

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

MANCH­ESTER CITY will have to smash their trans­fer record with Borus­sia Dort­mund de­mand­ing £75 mil­lion for star striker Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang.

City boss Pep Guardi­ola has made the Gabon in­ter­na­tional his No. 1 tar­get after drop­ping out of form hit man Ser­gio Aguero.

But Dort­mund who fended off in­ter­est from City in the sum­mer are de­ter­mined that they won’t budge from their val­u­a­tion.

City’s cur­rent club record sign­ing is Kevin De Bruyne who cost them £54 mil­lion when he moved from an­other Ger­man out­fit Wolfs­burg in 2015.

Aubameyang, 27, the cur­rent Bun­desliga Player of the Year has also emerged as a tar­get for Paris St Ger­main and Real Madrid.

Mean­while Barcelona are lin­ing up a move for Manch­ester City de­fender Pablo Za­baleta who is out of con­tract at the end of the sea­son.

Za­baleta is un­likely to be of­fered a new deal to re­main at the Eti­had Sta­dium as Guardi­ola looks to clear the decks of age­ing mem­bers of his squad.

But that hasn’t put off Barca who are look­ing to re­place Aleix Vi­dal es­pe­cially if first choice Hec­tor Bel­lerin opts to stay at Arse­nal. – Ex­press News­pa­pers

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