Arsenal midfielder target reveals Borussia Dortmund talks ongoing

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Arsenal target Ilkay Gundogan has refused to rule out a move away from Borussia Dortmund, but says that talks over a new contract are ongoing, reports the Daily Star.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga, and the Premier League has been touted as a possible destination.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in bringing Gundogan to the Emirates Stadium, a move that would see him united with German international teammate Mesut Ozil, following the former Real Madrid star's £42.4million switch to north London earlier this month.

 After failing to bring the Borussia Dortmund star to England during the summer, Arsenal are ready to renew their interest when the transfer window reopens in January, pending the outcome of Gundogan's negotiations over a new deal at the Westfalenstadion.

Currently under contract until 2015, head coach Jurgen Klopp has been eager to tie one of his star players to a new long-term deal, in a bid to ward off the player's growing list of suitors.

His tactics come fresh off the back of losing Mario Gotze to domestic rivals Bayern Munich over the summer, as well as seeing star striker Robert Lewandowski unsettled by rumours linking him with a transfer to the Allianz Arena also.

Talks between player and club have been ongoing for some time, but as yet no agreement has been reached.

"There is nothing new to comment on, those talks and negotiations are actually on-going," confirmed Gundogan in an interview with Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper. "If we had anything to announce, we would reveal it.

"I am not going to make statements on the contents of those talks. Everyone has to be patient about it, just like I have to be patient in terms of my current injury."

The injury that Gundogan was speaking of, is the one he picked up in Germany's recent friendly draw with Paraguay, which has kept him out of action for the past month.

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