Borussia Dortmund are preparing to offer highly sought-after midfielder Ilkay Gundogan a new deal, in order to ward off the belligerent interest coming from the likes of Manchester United, according to the Mirror.
The reigning Premier League champions have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old playmaker in recent months and, with Dortmund chiefs keen to tie him down to the club in order to benefit their long-term plan, they could offer him a lucrative package to convince him to extend his stay.
Despite having been injured for the majority of the current campaign, Gundogan was a key factor in Jurgen Klopp’s side’s European successes last season, and subsequently attracted the interest of clubs such as Real Madrid and United.
David Moyes is rumoured to be interested in the idea of bringing Gundogan to Old Trafford in order to aid his waning midfield.
However Dortmund are unwilling to lose yet another key star following the departures of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowksi- both to rivals Bayern Munich- and so the Red Devils may face an uphill battle.
The Bundesliga giants’ sporting director, Michael Zorc said: “For Ilkay, the most important thing is that he gets well first.
"But we will soon have discussions with him and his family. We have a very good relationship with them."