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Dortmund striker Aubameyang favors Real Madrid move

STUTTGART, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring the goal to the 1:2 during the DFB Cup match between VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund at Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 09, 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images)

STUTTGART, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring the goal to the 1:2 during the DFB Cup match between VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund at Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 09, 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unlikely to move to the Premier League as he favors a transfer to Real Madrid.

The Gabon forward, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season, was heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal in the January transfer window.

He was also recently cited as a target for Manchester United by theManchester Evening News, who claim the Old Trafford club will compete with Real and Ligue 1 giants Paris St-Germain for his services.

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But Aubameyang has told French newspaper L'Equipe that he sees his destiny at the Bernabeu because of a promise he made to his late grandfather.

"In 2014, just before the death of my grandfather, who was born in Avila 100 kilometres from Madrid, I gave him the promise to play one day for Real," Aubameyang said.

"It'll be complicated, but this (promise) is anchored to a corner of my heart."