Arsenal and Manchester United race for Gundogan still on

Jeremy Lin

Arsenal and Manchester United race for Gundogan still on

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Arsenal and Manchester United’s race to sign Ilkay Gündoğan from Borussia Dortmund is still on according to the British newspaper the Express.

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The report states that Dortmund are preparing for life without Gündoğan after lining up Radja Nainggolan as his replacement.

Dortmund are close to sealing a €35 million deal with AS Roma for the Belgium international.

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However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently brushed off reports linking Arsenal with a January move for the Germany international.

“He’s not a defender. At the moment we are more looking for the defensive department,” Wenger responded when asked about Gundogan at a press conference last week.

Gündoğan’s contract expires in 2016 and Dortmund want to avoid losing Gündoğan on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old is understood to be available for around £20m.

Gündoğan was one of the central figures of the Dortmund side that reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in the 2012-13 season.

Gündoğan has scored on goal in 12 appearances for Dortmund this season.

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