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Gundogan to Man Utd transfer threatened by Man City swap deal

Manchester United’s move to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could be in doubt as Manchester City join the running for the German international.

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The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this season, with recent reports from Sky Sports claiming that he is closing in on a move to Old Trafford.

However, the Metro now claims that Manchester City are also contenders to sign Gundogan in a possible swap deal with Dortmund involving out-of-favour striker Edin Dzeko.

The reigning Premier League champions are in need of new recruits in the defensive midfield department, and Gundogan is certainly a player who would fit the bill after his superb performances in the Bundesliga down the years.

Dzeko, meanwhile, is not needed at the Etihad Stadium and makes sense as a player who could move as a makeweight in the deal, having had a disappointing season in England this term.

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