Arsenal And Manchester United Target Stalls On New Contract

Ilkay Gundogan has yet to commit his future to Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has given hope to both Arsenal and Manchester United, as he has stalled over signing a new deal with the German club, reports the Daily Express.

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Both English clubs were thought to have missed out on the 24-year-old, with a new contract all but signed with Jurgen Klopp’s side, but a possible change of heart has bought both Champions League chasing clubs back into contention.

Gundogan’s current deal will have just a year to run at the end of the season, so Europe’s elite clubs will have their eye out for a bargain. Dortmund are understandably far from keen to see the Germany international go for nothing next summer, which may open their minds to negotiating a transfer this year if the 24 year-old elects to move on.

Still, it will be something of a surprise if Gundogan does decide to leave at this stage of the season, as Dortmund have experienced something of a resurgence in recent weeks – winning their last four league games, and moving away from the Bundesliga relegation zone. The contract extension of playmaker Marco Reus was a huge contributing factor to the upturn in form, and was expected to inspire other first-team regulars to commit their futures with the club. This may not prove to be the case with Gundogan.

Dortmund will reportedly be looking for around £16m for the midfielder.

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