Does Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's £54m price tag put him in Tottenham Hotspur's reach?

Frankfurt's Argentinian defender David Abraham (L) vies with Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  during the German First division Bundesliga football match Eintracht...

Could Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be the X-Factor signing that Tottenham Hotspur need?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at Signal Iduna Park on November 21,...

According to Bild, Borussia Dortmund are ready to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January after several disciplinary issues with the striker.

Kicker reports that Aubameyang was dropped earlier this month for turning up late to training, and he was sent off in Saturday’s 4-4 draw with Schalke.

Dortmund led 4-0 in a remarkable Ruhr derby and were still two goals up when the Gabonese international was dismissed for a second yellow card.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund looks on during his warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at Signal Iduna...

Bild understands that Dortmund would be prepared to let Aubameyang leave in the winter transfer window for £54m - a price which should interest Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs are in desperate need of an X-Factor signing to take them to the next level and Aubameyang has been one of the most prolific forwards in Europe for years.

Despite his off-field problems, the 28-year-old has found the net 17 times in 19 matches this season, on the back of 76 in 91 across the previous two campaigns.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund takes a shot at goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on...

Most of Tottenham’s title rivals all have at least two top-class strikers while the goalscoring responsibility at Spurs falls too heavily on the shoulders of Harry Kane.

Aubameyang could play alongside Kane in the 3-5-2 system that Spurs have recent used, including last week's 2-1 win over Dortmund in which both players scored.

The coveted striker would have been out of Tottenham’s price range over the last 18 months, but Dortmund’s valuation means he is now within their reach.

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