Borussia Dortmund have told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that he will not be allowed to leave the club this summer. The striker had been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga but the German club gave him a deadline before which he had to leave and that deadline has now passed.

“We consider the transfer window closed. The timing [of it all] was decisive in the end,” said that Dortmund sporting director, Michael Zorc, on Tuesday.

The Gabon international, who scored 31 league goals in 32 games last season, had been expected to move to China, the Premier League or Milan in Serie A but he has been told that he will continue his career in Dortmund.