United linked with £16million German midfielder

We’re only 7 days into the January transfer window and a few names are being reported, that are linked with a move to Manchester United as Louis van Gaal looks to create a super squad over the next few months. The latest reports state that Manchester United, Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward are close to landing Borussia Dortmund star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan for a fee in the region of £16million.

Borussia Dortmund are looking at the this transfer from a business point of view, as they do not want him to leave next season on a free transfer, thus losing out on the cash value that Ilkay Gundogan currently has.

Although no official bid has been submit for Ilkay Gundogan, the latest reports in the Express, suggest that Manchester United have made their intentions very clear.

With six-months left of his contract, it is not only Louis van Gaal that has targeted the German midfielder, both Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be monitoring the situation.