Borussia Dortmund confirmed on their official Twitter account earlier today that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will not be signing a new contract with the club.
Gundogan, 24, joined Dortmund from Nurnberg in 2011, and became an integral part of Jurgen Klopp's midfield after the departure of Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid.
Gundogan partnered Sven Bender in Dortmund's midfield during the 2012/13 season, helping them reach the Champions League final against Bayern Munich - a game in which Gundogan scored a penalty for Dortmund in a 2-1 defeat.
After losing Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to Bayern, Dortmund will now see manager Klopp leave at the end of this season - and Gundogan could now follow him.
The German international midfielder has decided not to renew his contract at Signal Iduna Park, meaning he has just one year left on his deal.
Dortmund now risk losing Gundogan this summer, with Sky Sports recently reporting that he will join Manchester United for £21.5m at the end of the season.
With Gundogan's announcement the latest development in this situation, United fans took to Twitter to discuss the possibility of Gundogan arriving at Old Trafford.
Some believe that Gundogan is the long-term heir to Michael Carrick in the United midfield, with many suggesting that a deal could already be done!
Here are some of the reactions from United fans after Gundogan's contract announcement...
Gundogan will be a good replacement for Carrick, but we still need to replace Keane #MUFC— ONE UNITED (@Ima_Red_Devil) April 30, 2015
My heart says gundogan is already a #MUFC player. My mind says dont do this to yourself.— Harsh MUFC (@Harshs92) April 30, 2015
Oh no,. Gundogan is really not what United needs right now. #MUFC— Adam Abdulla (@xuvari) April 30, 2015
Gundogan not renewing his contract & BVB announcing it says to me he's on his way, he'll sign for United this summer, I'm convinced. #MUFC— Adam Jennings (@AdamJennings91) April 30, 2015
Not seen much of Gundogan since his injury, but if he can recapture the form he showed before that then signing him is a no brainer #mufc— TheHalfBack (@The_HalfBack) April 30, 2015
Dortmund have confirmed Gundogan will not be renewing his contract. United need to get a deal tied up quickly before anyone else does #MUFC"— MELVIN (@KING_BOSAH) April 30, 2015
Hopefully gundogan to United now. We need to replace blind in that DM position with carricks injury problems #mufc— Richard Brown (@Rbrown18) April 30, 2015