£25m Manchester United target plays down Bundesliga exit talk

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Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he is fully focused on becoming an integral part of Borussia Dortmund's first team once again.

The 23-year-old has played just one Bundesliga game for Dortmund so far this season, as the central midfielder injured his back on the opening day of the season.

Manchester United are said to be monitoring Gundogan's contract situation despite the fact that he is still struggling to regain full fitness.

The deep-lying playmaker's current deal runs out at the end of next season which may leave Dortmund with no choice but to cash in on the £25million-rated midfielder in the summer or risk losing him for nothing at the end of the 2014/14 season.

However Gundogan has stated he is keen on staying at Dortmund as he is full committed to the Bundesliga outfit.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Gundogan said on speculation linking him with a move away from Signal Iduna Park: "My goal is to be an integral part of the team.

"Everything else to me is just completely irrelevant.

"I have always promised that my first contact will definitely be Borussia Dortmund. And I will be true to my word."

Gundogan's comments come just a day after the German international's father revealed that he may consider leaving Dortmund in the summer.

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