Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as the player has rejected to sign new deal with the German club, according to Bild. arsenal
German newspaper BILD reported earlier today that Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan has refused to sign a new deal.
The Red Devils have been targeting him for the past few months but they took a step back when the reports revealed that he will sign a new deal, however, he is now stalling his deal which has alerted the top European clubs including Manchester United and Arsenal again.
BILD further reported that the reason of refusing new deal is that he is waiting for Manchester United’s offer.
The 24-year-old who has 18-months on his current contract would cost around £25 million. While reports suggest that United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to offer £22 million in the summer.
Dortmund are still confident on his new deal as they have climbed up the table from relegation zone to 10th spot.
The German player has missed the most part of the season with injury. He has scored 2 goals and assisted 3 times in 12 Bundesliga starts so far this season.
Columnist: Simon Oates