Former Jurgen Klopp star to snub Liverpool and join Manchester City

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It’s likely that Jurgen Klopp won’t be able to import all of his former Borussia Dortmund superstars to England when he gets control of the transfer purse this summer. But he may be off to a bit of a rocky start in the race for his former players now that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan looks to be headed to one of his chief rivals.

According to Bild am Sonntag [per Football Insider], Manchester City have already sealed the deal for Gundogan and will bring him to the Etihad on a five-year deal for a £30 million transfer fee.

Klopp acquired Gundogan for Dortmund back in 2011 and the German midfielder promptly became one of Bundesliga’s top midfielders and earned significant caps for the German national team in the years that followed.

But Man City will be managed next year by current Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, who has been given fits on numerous occasions by Gundogan and his Dortmund teammates. With plenty of cash to burn this summer as his new team eyes a fresh run at the Premier League title, Guardiola might plunder Bundesliga for the necessary talent.

Since joining Dortmund, Gundogan has 10 goals and 13 assists in 103 Bundesliga appearances.

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