Report: Liverpool chases Aubameyang in record deal

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a hot commodity in a summer full of available attacking talent.

One team that could use a striker is Liverpool, with just the often-injured Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings returning from an ACL tear, and Divock Origi currently filling out the roster. The Reds have been linked with a hefty compliment of players this summer, but this could be the most exciting.

According to a report by French publication La Parisien, the Reds are preparing a massive $78 million bid for the Borussia Dortmund striker.

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Aubameyang has said he wants to leave Westfalenstadion after putting up outstanding goalscoring numbers, bagging 40 goals in 46 matches across all competitions last season, including 31 goals in 32 Bundesliga matches.

The key to the report is that Aubameyang reciprocates the interest. The Gabon international is apparently up for linking back up with former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, and Liverpool can offer Champions League play next season. Finally, Aubameyang would join a team bursting with attacking talent, with Philippe Coutinho leading the way plus the likely addition of Mohamed Salah who seems close to joining from Roma.