Liverpool alerted as Spanish champions join race for Dortmund forward

Liverpool have been alerted by speculation that Barcelona have joined the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Daily Star reports.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Anfield ever since the appointment of former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp at the club.

Barca is said to have sent scouts to watch the player during his team’s 3-1 victory over Werder Bremen at the weekend.

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The current La Liga champions will be looking to add to their squad during the January window as they will see their current transfer embargo lifted at the turn of the year.

Apart from the Reds, Arsenal have also been linked with his services in the past, but could also miss out on his signature after Aubameyang revealed that he is keen to continue his career in Spain.

The Gabon international is currently tied down until 2020 and has so far impressed this term after managing to score 13 goals in 10 games.