Bad news for Pep as Bundesliga big guns chase Man City rebel

Date published: Tuesday 9th April 2019 1:16 - Matthew Briggs

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Manchester City contract rebel Ilkay Gundogan is reportedly a summer transfer target for Bayern Munich.

The Germany midfielder is yet to pen a new deal at The Etihad despite extensive talks with City officials.

The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season and is yet to commit to a new deal after arriving from Borussia Dormund in June 2016 for around £20million.

Gundogan, who has made 41 appearances this season, scoring five times and grabbing seven assists, has admitted to holding discussions with the club and Pep Guardiola has made his feelings clear over the player.

Gundogan said: “There is no decision yet, otherwise I would have signed. I would say we are still in talks but I don’t feel there is much pressure.

“We are still competing in all competitions and want to win every competition we are competing for.”

 

Now though, according to Sky in Germany, Bayern are watching developments closely and could launch a move for Gundogan in this summer’s transfer window.

That would come as a huge blow to Guardiola, who is already on the lookout for a holding player to replace Fernandinho long-term.

Jorginho was his preferred target last summer, but the Italy midfielder opted to join Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

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