Insider gives update on Man United’s reported pursuit of exciting 27-year-old

Raphael Honigstein delivers the latest update on reports linking Manchester United with a summer transfer bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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German football expert Raphael Honigstein has claimed that Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – but the Red Devils were not impressed.

Manchester United are thought to be on the lookout for a number of attacking signings this summer as Jose Mourinho prepares his team for a return to the Champions League for next season.

The 27-year-old Aubameyang has been touted as a possible target for the Red Devils in recent days as Mourinho looks to add some more firepower to his squad.

The Gabon international was in fine form for Dortmund last season, as he scored 31 goals and made two assists in 32 Bundesliga games.

However, German football expert Honigstein has claimed that Manchester United were not that keen on the 27-year-old, despite his impressive goal return last term.

“I’m not convinced with that story and I’ll tell you why,” Honigstein told ESPN FC.

“There’s two reasons, first of all PSG have pushed very, very hard with Dortmund and Dortmund feel this is a deal that is happening.

“Aubameyang has told them he wants to go, I think he didn’t leave it at that, I think he was a bit more specific.

“Dortmund are braced for a big PSG offer to come in and it seems to me still they are so many miles ahead of everybody else that it’s hard to stop.

“Another thing why I’m not convinced about Manchester United, United have been watching him a lot over the last season and they weren’t that convinced.

“OK, they had Zlatan Ibrahimovic then and it’s a different scenario next season and Mourinho wasn’t there yet when they started scouting him the year before last.

“But I still think this sounds like a deal that is too far down the line for Man United to hijack.”

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Manchester United secured their return to the Champions League next season by beating Ajax in the Europa League final last month.

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