Wolfsburg confirm they have no interest in Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan warming up for Germany

The German international is heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.

It was recently 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.

It has since been confirmed by Borussia Dortmund that Gundogan would indeed not be signing a new deal at the club, with his contract expiring in 2016.

But they will certainly have competition for the player, who is highly-rated across Europe, especially after fully recovering a year out in October with a trapped nerve in his back which seemed to threaten his career.

One team who will not be competing for his signature is ambitious German outfit VfL Wolfsburg. Their sporting director Klaus Allofs was quoted by Kicker yesterday as stating:

"In terms of us this is an absolute air ball. Any news that links us with Gundogan is purely invented."

Der Westen are currently 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.

It now seems they do not have Wolfsburg to battle with either.

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