Ilkay Gundogan confirms negotiations with Barcelona - Manchester United roundup

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Good morning, Manchester United fans. Welcome to your Old Trafford-based supplement for today, we hope you enjoy your stay.

With our hands on our hearts we can honesty say there is some juicy gossip doing the rounds at the moment, whether or not you believe it is entirely up to you. Transfer rumours can be oh so enticing and yet oh so full of rubbish at the same time. Our advice; simple use your head and don’t shoot the messenger.

Gundogan hint

First and foremost Ilkay Gundogan’s future is one that will likely dominate the summer transfer window, but the midfielder may have dropped a huge hint over where his future lies just this past weekend.

Speaking after Borussia Dortmund’s 3-1 loss to Wolfsburg in the German Cup final on Saturday Gundogan confirmed that he was in negotiations with Barcelona, even though the Spanish champions can’t sign any new players until 2016.

United, Bayern Munich and Arsenal have all been linked with the 24-year-old of late, and since he’s already made it clear this season will be his last at the Signal Iduna Park it’s a saga worth keeping an eye on.

That’s particularly pertinent when it’s considered that Barcelona could soon be treble-winners, depending of course of whether or not they can best Juventus this coming Saturday in the Champions League final. If Gundogan turns them down after that it would be a major shock, though the fact that he wouldn’t be able to join until next January could give Van Gaal a chance.

Lloris future

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy though we’ve also got the latest on Hugo Lloris, who Louis van Gaal is apparently monitoring incase David de Gea leaves.

The Frenchman has confirmed he’s not sure how much he’s worth, but did admit the idea of him leaving was feasible. Tottenham fans you’d be advised not to hold your breath concerning keeping him when it’s considered that De Gea looks increasingly likely to leave United.

Damning De Gea

And on the De Gea note we can wrap up our report with aplomb, with the latest reports suggesting that United have already lost the battle to keep him. Though the story changes depending on which paper you’re reading the general consensus is that his current teammates aren’t confident that he’ll reject Real. If that isn’t virtual confirmation that he’s off then we don’t know what is.

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