Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of the squad against Sporting CP on Tuesday night due to ‘internal reasons’, and that has obviously sparked rumours of a move away from the Bundesliga club.

Reports in Germany suggest Aubameyang was suspended for taking a midweek trip to Milan, but is now expected to return against Hamburg on Saturday.

However, according to Italian website Calciomercato, Manchester City could take advantage of Aubameyang’s situation at Borussia Dortmund.

The Premier League side were linked to the 27-year-old during the summer transfer window, but nothing really materialised.

Manchester City, however, could face competition from Napoli and Real Madrid, and Calciomercato believe Dortmund could demand as much as €70m for the Gabonese forward.

It hasn’t taken too much time for the Italian media to make a story out of it, and it’s very unlikely Dortmund will consider selling him in January.

A lot could change between now and next summer, and it’s too early to make assumptions. Thanks to Auba’s Milan trip, and his brazen lack of an attempt to hide it, with pictures plastered over social media, he’s going to be a big transfer story for a while yet.