Arsenal have the opportunity to sign Gundogan for €30m from Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund star İlkay Gündoğan

Arsenal have emerged as strong contenders to win the race for Ilkay Gündoğan’s signature.

The Metro has stated that Arsenal have the ‘opportunity to seal the deal’ after Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich failed to reach an agreement with player and club.

However, The Express has stated that Barcelona representatives will travel to Ibiza where Gündoğan is on holiday to persuade the Germany international midfielder to change his mind.

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The 24-year-old rejected a contract extension deal with Dortmund and is expected to leave the Bundesliga outfit.

The Germany international has a little over a year remaining on his current deal and Dortmund want to avoid another Robert Lewandowski situation.

The Polish international ended up not renewing his contract and waiting until his agreement with the club ran out before joining rivals Bayern Munich on a free transfer.

Gündoğan has five assists and three goals in 32 appearances for Dortmund despite spending much of the season out injured and is almost certain to leave the Bundesliga giants over the summer.