PHOTO: A delighted Gundogan signs new contract with Dortmund

Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan has posed happily signing his new contract with Borussia Dortmund.

The image that some Manchester United fans would have been expecting and some would have dreaded has emerged.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has signed a new contract with the German giants, ending speculation that he could move to Old Trafford this summer.

Gundogan was a player David Moyes was reportedly keen on as he mulls over which midfield additions to make this summer as he looks to nudge his side back to a level where they can compete for the Premier League title.

It would have been a huge gamble for United to take considering the 23-year-old German has been out of action for most of this season with a back injury, which has severely restricted his participation in key matches and competitions for BVB.

The new deal takes Gundogan’s contract through to 2016 but it’s a sign of commitment which means any United bids for him this summer would be pointless.

Expect the rumours to start resurfacing at the end of the next season.

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