Bayern Munich pull out of the race to sign Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan

Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign Ilkay Gündoğan from Borussia Dortmund according to Sportal.

Gündoğan recently revealed that he has held talks with the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

“We are holding talks yes, but no decision has been made. I can’t say more than that on this,” Gündoğan replied when asked whether he was learning Catalan or Bavarian.

However, Sportal claim that the Bundesliga giants have pulled out of negotiations after Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed his objection to the move.

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Barcelona and Manchester United look to be in a two-horse race to sign the 24-year-old.

Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke has previously confirmed that Gündoğan will leave the club at the end of the season.

“Gündoğan will be leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer, that is a fact. I am very confident we will see various clubs coming in for him,” Watzke told SportBild.

Gündoğan ended the season with five assists and three goals in 33 appearances in all competitions.