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Dortmund open door for Gundogan transfer

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Borussia Dortmund playmaker Ilkay Gundogan could be about to leave Germany with Manchester United and Arsenal weighing up possible January bids.

According to the Daily Star, Gundogan is not keen to sign a new deal with BVB, which has alerted both Arsenal and United.

Dortmund are resigned to losing striker Robert Lewandowski next summer with his contract set to expire and Borussia's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed he is unsure where Gundogan's future lies.

"It is our absolute desire that besides Robert Lewandowski no other regular player leaves the club," Watzke said.

"Only in the case of Ilkay Gundogan, we do not yet know how it will turn out. We would love to extend (a contract) with him."

Recently, reports in Spain suggested that Real Madrid are the favorites to sign Gundogan and they had offered Nuri Sahin in a part-exchange deal.

However the father of the former FC Nurnberg and Bochum man quashed talk of a deal with the Spanish giants being signed.

This leaves Manchester United and Premier League leaders Arsenal in the race to sign the the 22-year-old midfielder.

Arsene Wenger is known to be a big admirer of the German and will be keen to pair him with fellow German Mesut Özil.

David Moyes, on the other hand, needs to reshuffle his midfield and has targeted Gundogan and Atletico Madrid's starlet Koke as his main targets.

Both clubs will have to match Dortmund's £25m valuation of Gundogan or face missing out on his signature with the German giants unwilling to accept a bid of anything less than that figure.

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