JURGEN KLOPP will take on Pep Guardiola in the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund hotshot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
SunSport revealed yesterday Manchester City boss Guardiola aims to land the Gabon striker if Sergio Aguero leaves this summer.
Liverpool rival Klopp is also eyeing Auba, a player he knows well having signed him at ex-club Dortmund.
And he would fund a £40million swoop by selling misfit striker Daniel Sturridge, with West Ham favourites to take the former City and Chelsea star in the close season.
Klopp gave Aubameyang, 27, his big break when he snapped him up from Saint-Etienne for an undisclosed fee in 2013.
The powerful 6ft hotshot has since netted 94 goals in 155 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga giants.
Despite being under contract until 2020, he has made no secret of his desire to play abroad, especially in England.