Real Madrid have agreed a stunning triple transfer deal for three Borussia Dortmund stars, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.
The two sides drew 2-2 on Wednesday in the Champions League, a result which saw Dortmund top Group F ahead of the Spanish side.
Madrid’s response? If you can’t beat them, sign them, it appears.
Marca claim that Dortmund now have to inform Real if they receive any offers for hitman Aubameyang, who found the net on Wednesday.
Also potentially making their way to the Bernabeu in the future could be Julian Weigl and Ousmane Dembele.
German Weigl is under contract with Dortmund until 2019, and made Germany’s squad for last summer’s European Championships, although he did not make an appearance.
Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has insisted that Weigl is not yet ready for the bright lights of Spain’s capital, and needs time to grow.
Tuchel said: ‘We should not forget that it is only his second year here. He needs games like these to grow. It was a special match for Julian.’
Frenchman Dembele only arrived in the summer from Rennes, and last season won the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year Award. He turned down a host of offers to join, but this has not deterred Real, who have remained keen.
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75