Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is set to fail with a second attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Gabon international was reportedly close to a move to St James’ Park this time last year but opted to join Dortmund instead on a whopping five year deal.

Pardew is desperate for attacking options in his side with Shola Ameobi set to leave on a free, Loic Remy undecided on his permanent future and Papiss Cisse set to miss the start of next season through injury.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that their striker will be staying despite interest from Newcastle, Inter Milan and Juventus.

“Why should he be leaving? He has just played here for one season,” he told Sport-BILD.

“We did not believe he would be put up (in the team) from the start in every match for our club. We have an immense competition for places in the first team, this was impossible for him.

“We are content with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he has a contract left at our club.”

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