Ilkay Gundogan relaxed over future

Ilkay Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan says he is in no rush to make a decision on his long-term future

Liverpool target Ilkay Gundogan says he is relaxed about his future and has hinted he could stay at Borussia Dortmund.

Gundogan has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool to be reunited with former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp with the midfielder refusing to rule out a move to Liverpool, according to the Express

The 25-year-old was expected to leave Dortmund last summer after initially turning down a new deal at the Westfalenstadion before ending up signing a new one-year deal to keep him at the club until 2017.

The German international has recaptured his best form this season for Dortmund after a number of injury problems curtailed his progress.

Gundogan's future is expected to be the subject of speculation again this summer with the likes of Liverpool and Juventus linked with a move for the midfielder.

However, Gundogan, who joined Dortmund from Nurnberg in 2011, is not looking too far forward or worrying about his future.

There will be decision at one point, but it depends on various factors," Gundogan told Sky Sports Germany. "Time will bring a decision, which hopefully will be very fair for everyone involved.

"We have nothing to hide, and we'll announce something when we have something to announce."

Gundogan insists he is happy at Dortmund, but will not rush into making a decision on his long-term future.

"It's difficult to set yourself a deadline, and you also have to go with your gut, but I want to satisfy those involved and I also want to avoid the situation we had last year," added Gundogan.

"I enjoy playing football here, the lads are great, the coaching staff too," he said. "A lot speaks for BVB, but like I've said, we'll see what happens."

Gundogan also refused to confirm if he turned down an offer from Juventus to join them in the winter transfer window.

"I don't want to answer this, but since I am still a Borussia Dortmund player it shows that I still have this club in my heart very much, and it means a lot to me," concluded Gundogan.

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