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Les Parisiens' direct negotiating style undermined their attempt to prise away the star, the striker adding they would have fared better with a sporting director

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealed Paris Saint-Germain made an approach for him during the summer transfer window but Borussia Dortmund rejected it.

The Gabon international, who scored 25 Bundesliga goals last term to take his tally to 54 in the past three seasons, has repeatedly been linked with moves away from Signal Iduna Park.

Reports intensified this summer that the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City had made Aubamayeng a priority signing, and the 27-year-old has now confirmed an approach from Unai Emery's men.


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Nevetheless, he claimed it was the clumsy nature of PSG's approach that saw a move fall through, with the Ligue 1 champions approaching Dortmund directly instead of his agent first.

"PSG were told to go through my father [who is also Aubameyang's agent]," he told RMC Sport. "But instead they bypassed him and spoke directly to the club who, inevitably, closed the door.

"The figure that PSG were willing to pay was far lower than Dortmund expected, so talks came to a stop quickly."

Aubameyang went on to suggest that PSG might enjoy more success on the transfer front if they were to employ a sporting director to negotiate prospective deals.

"When there is just a team manager, it all plays out differently," he said. "Maybe on this deal, things would have gone better if they had a sporting director."

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