Borrusia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to be one of the most sought after players in the current transfer window, and Atlético Madrid have now entered the race for the Gabon international’s signature.

The prolific striker scored an impressive 36 goals in 45 appearances for his German club last season, raising his profile as a top performer amongst attackers in Europe.

This has led to Manchester City engaging Dortmund in negotiations for the current African Player of the Year’s transfer to the Citizens.

Despite these talks being at an advanced stage, Spanish club Atlético Madrid have decided to make an offer for Aubameyang, and while their initial deal was refused, they are expected to make an improved offer for the player.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action during the UEFA Europa League quarter final second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund on April 14, 2016 © Clive Brunskill/Getty

Man City’s new coach Pep Guardiola has identified the 27-year-old as the ideal striker to complement Sergio Aguero at the club, but an asking price of around GBP£58 million has stalled the transfer.

Aubameyang is reportedly taking lessons to improve his English, so it seems that Manchester City remain in the lead for the time being, though Atlético are making a last ditch effort to derail Guardiola’s plans.