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Manchester United given hope in £25m rated midfielder chase

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With the last few days of the transfer window upon us, the Premier League’s big clubs will continue their efforts to sign that certain player that could well lead them to silverware this term.

In the case of Manchester United, Juan Mata has already been added to David Moyes’ contingent, but the Scottish boss is believed to be busy in the market looking for more quality.

One man that has been continually linked with a move to Old Trafford is Ilkay Gundogan – and the Premier League champions have been handed some relatively positive news in their chase for the £25m rated Germany international.

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Borussia Dortmund will lose key striker Robert Lewandowski in the summer on a free transfer, as the giant Pole moves to arch rivals Bayern Munich. However, CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has been vocal in others potentially leaving Signal Iduna Park.

When quizzed on Sky Sports News on whether Gundogan’s sale could be an option, the Dortmund chief admitted he wanted to keep the midfielder, but the club could cope without him.

“Of course you’re always trying to keep your top players, this is completely normal and we want to extend Ilkay’s contract,” he said. “But you also have to see a sale as an opportunity.

“In 2011, we lost Nuri Sahin, who was the Bundesliga player of the year and we recovered.

“Ideally, we manage it so that only one top player goes again this year, namely Robert Lewandowski.”

Gundogan’s contract expires in the summer of 2015, and as such Dortmund could well be pressed into making a decision soon if the playmaker does not extend his current deal.

A tug-of-war between United and Real Madrid is believed to be already underway, with the midfielder in high demand.

Dortmund will be keen to avoid losing another key player on a free transfer, and as such a well-placed bid either now or in the summer could well convince the Bundesliga side to take the money.

Comments (10)

  1. ilkay we feet in for man utd squad so for that Mr moyes try your to secure the guy the deadline of this windows transfer

  2. ilkay we fit in for man utd squad so for that Mr moyes try your to secure the guy the deadline of this windows transfer

  3. ilkay we fit in for man utd squad so for that Mr moyes try all your possible best inorder to secure the guy the deadline of this windows transfer

  4. David Moyes should launch a bid right away for Gundagon and Toni Kroos now to get their signature before the deadline of January transfer closes with these two players inclusive to our midfield and a left back we can face our Rivals for the title challenge again. GGMU so David Moyes should do the needful

  5. moyes pls bring in kroos n gundogan b4 d dead line

  6. Their you go Mr Moyes two encouraging quotes for you for your pursuit in bringing world class midfielders to Man United. In the past 24 hours. Firstly, Pep Gaurdiola appears to be inviting you to make a bid for Kroos by saying “you cannot be sure, one day your here the next elsewhere.” Now, Mr Han’s word’s above, should be enough for you to look no further by making a bid for both players or at least one. I am sure both these players are the ‘world class’ players you have promised the Old Trafford faithful to bring in after the signing of Juan Mata!

  7. Getting ilkay and kroos will be nice signing 4 united 2 add with mata BT d problem will Moyes make a bid coz BT won’t cost up to 35.

  8. It is a nice move moyes try and do it

  9. Moyes should launch a bid for gundagon and toni kroos now to tipe in their signature before the deadline of january window transfer closes the two can be inclusive in man u rivals for the title challenge again

  10. Gundagon will be of assist to united squad with the help of juan mata in the mildfield. On the other side mr moyes should go for another defendre to replace evra by transfer window close.