German water carrier has been heavily linked with United in recent weeks.
Long-term Manchester United midfield target Ilkay Gundogan will decide his future in “a matter of weeks”, according to Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke in the Daily Mirror.
The coveted Germany international is one of the most sought-after players in his position currently in world football, especially after the eye-catching campaign the holding midfielder had for the Bundesliga giants last season.
However, the German has barely played for either club or country in this campaign after picking up a long-term back injury at the beginning of the season, with Gundogan having so far managed to feature in only the three matches for Dortmund, just one of which has come in the Bundesliga.
And with the 23-year-old’s contract set to run out in June 2015, United were said to be confident of landing the defensive midfielder in a deal worth £32m this summer, with former Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa going the other way.
“On whether he will compete in the World Cup, I am not the one to give out reliable forecasts,” Watzke said.
“We will not speculate about when he will come back. We are convinced he will be healthy but we cannot measure this in terms of weeks or months.
“As for the contract, it will not be a long, dragged-out affair. I think it is not going to be more than a matter of weeks.”