Arsenal & Liverpool suffer blow in race to sign Bundesliga star

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Borussia Dortmund are not willing to sell Ilkay Gundogan according to football agent Mino Raiola.

The football agent revealed that Juventus want Mkhitaryan but that Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel does not want to sell the Armenian international.

Raiola also revealed that that Tuchel does not want to part ways with Gundogan.

“I know that (Juve manager) Massimiliano Allegri likes him and Micky would be happy to play for Juve, but they will have to speak with Thomas Tuchel,” Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It’s true that his contract expires in 2017 but the Borussia Dortmund coach doesn’t want to sell him.

“The same thing applies to Ilkay Gundogan, which is why I don’t expect a deal to happen.”

Raiola is however, not Gundogan’s agent. The Germany international of Turkish origin is represented by his uncle – Ilhan Gundogan.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal are interested in signing the Germany international according to the Daily Star newspaper.

The 24-year-old’s current contract with Dortmund expires in June but he is rumoured to have refused to sign a new deal.

Manchester City are also reported to be in the race to sign Gundogan after club orting director Txiki Begiristain met with his agent regarding a summer deal.

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