Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are set to cash in on forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, following reports claiming that the club have lost patience with the Gabon international.
The relationship between Aubameyang and Dortmund has reportedly hit an all time low following the 4-4 draw against Schalke 04 at the weekend, with the player being shown a red card while his team were struggling.
According to Bild, der BVB are willing to let their leading goalscorer leave in January, with his dismissal in the derby being the straw that broke the camel's back.
The strike's attitude has been questioned on many an occasion in the past at Dortmund. Last season Aubameyang was suspended by the club, following reports that he was set to sign for one of Europe's big clubs.
Moreover, this season the Gabon man was again suspended by the club, as he was reportedly late for training. At the weekend his team-mates and manager were very critical of the forward after the game.
Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller said he 'did a stupid thing', while manager Peter Bosz said Aubameyang 'ruined everything'; not the type of comment you want to heard from your coach.
Many felt in the summer that the Gabon international would leave der BVB, with strong links to the likes of PSG and China. However, nothing materialised and he stayed.
If Dortmund were to sell the striker he would not come cheap, especially in today's current market. For a forward who won the Bundesliga golden boot last season, just beating former team-mate Robert Lewandowski to the crown, the fee for Aubameyang could be in the region of £70-80m.
As for Dortmund, if they were to sell Aubameyang it would show once again that they are a selling club. However, the club has always invested well after losing a star player and could well do so with the likes of Ajax's Kasper Dolberg or give current Dortmund player Alexander Isak a chance up top.