Player’s father wants him to sign a new deal.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder is believed to be close to penning a new deal at the club that would see him stay beyond 2015 when his current deal is set to expire, Sky Sports reports.
The 22-year-old enjoyed his most successful run in the side last season since joining from Nuremberg two years ago and now Dortmund are keen on keeping hold of him for even longer.
He played a more than influential role in helping the club finish as runners up in both the Champions League and Bundesliga last term, despite links in January claiming he was on the verge of joining Liverpool.
“I am keen to ensure he (Ilkay) remains with Borussia Dortmund,” father and agent Irfan told Kicker Sportmagazin.
“He is doing fine so it’s a bit early to move to a club in England or Spain at this point in time.
“Borussia Dortmund will be coming up with an offer of a new contract soon. We will be able to oversee things much better then.”
Meanwhile, BVB sporting director Michael Zorc told Westdweutche Allgermeine Zeitung newspaper: “We are keen to sign new terms with Ilkay Gundogan.
“I am able to confirm that we have held talks with his father Irfan and we feel confident he will sign.”