Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he was in talks with AC Milan this summer about a potential return to the Serie A side.
The Borussia Dortmund striker has continued to bang in goal after goal for his side despite a summer of uncertainty over his future at the club.
At one point Aubameyang seemed destined to move to China while the Gabon international has consistently been linked with a transfer to Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Bayern Munich have also been mentioned as potential suitors, but a switch failed to materilse this summer despite Aubameyang publicly declaring he was ready for a new challenge.
And now the 27-year-old has admitted he was hopeful at one stage a deal to join Milan could be agreed.
‘It’s true, (AC) Milan contacted me and offered me something,’ he told RMC.
‘I was very interested in their project, but it didn’t go through for many different reasons.’
Aubameyang began his career at Milan, although he never made a senior appearance for the Italian side.
Instead, the striker was shipped out on loan before eventually being sold to Saint-Etienne in 2011.
There Aubameyang caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp and was given the chance to flourish at Dortmund.
The transfer to Dortmund proved to be a successful one with Aubameyang scoring 132 times in just 198 appearances for the German giants.
Aubameyang has brought his past from into the new season and has already scored 12 goals in nine games.