While the European transfer market has been busy adding at least two zeros to any deal carried out this summer, the Chinese transfer market has been eerily quiet.
But you can never keep a Chinese Super League club down, especially not when there’s money to be spent.
Tianjin Quanjian have made a £70million bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sport Bild.
Why would one of Europe’s most coveted strikers go to the Chinese Super League when he could have the pick of any club he wants?
Well the 28-year-old would net around £27mil-a-year if he makes the move, meaning he’ll comfortably be one of football’s best paid players.
He’ll also be able to link up with Alexandre Pato and Axel Witsel, which is a trio any side in world football would be envious of.
Aubameyang took to Instagram last night to post a teasing photo captioned ‘ready for new adventures’. We’ll let you try and decipher that code.
Aubameyang was Bundesliga’s top scorer last season, netting 31 goals.
He pipped Robert Lewandowski to the honour by one goal, and could now be getting one over on him once again by earning double what the Bayern Munich striker is paid.
The Gabon international has been Dortmund’s top scorer for the last three seasons but only has a DFB Pokal cup and DFL Supercup to show for his exploits.
Tianjin are in sixth position in the Chinese Super League table, 15 points off league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.
As well as boosting their on-pitch hopes, pulling off the highest profile signing in Chinese history would be a huge boost for Tianjin’s profitability.
Just think about all the Spiderman masks they’ll be able to sell.