Report: Manchester United willing to pay €30m for Ilkay Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is ready to leave the club this summer.

Last week it was reported by Sky Sports that Manchester United had moved very close to completing a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

They reported that Manchester United were on the brink of agreeing a £21.5 million deal for the German international, beating the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City to his signing.

Of course it is not the first time United have been linked with the player. Previous reports of imminent deals however have often proven not to be true, but this seems like the most credible yet.

So is Gundogan on his way to United?

Yesterday it was confirmed by Borussia Dortmund that Gundogan would indeed not be signing a new deal at the club, with his contract expiring in 2016.

Now, Der Westen are reporting the price-tag Manchester United are willing to pay for his services.

They claim that United will go as high as €30 million for the midfield maestro, who would add some much needed depth and quality in the United midfield.

Gundogan only returned to action after a year out in October with a trapped nerve in his back which seemed to threaten his career.

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