Bayer Leverkusen are ready to compete with Premier League opposition for St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang is a top target for several English clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle United.

Bayer chief Rudi Voeller sees Aubameyang as a replacement for Chelsea target Andre Schurrle.

"Rudi Voeller has even called me. Among several players, they're watching Aubameyang," said agent Oscar Damiani.