Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has a preference to play for Pep Guardiola next season.

The Independent newspaper claim that the 25-year-old wants to be managed by the former Barcelona manager Guardiola, making Manchester City front runners in the race to sign Gundogan.

Guardiola has already agreed to join Manchester City next season.

Arsenal and Liverpool are also harboring hopes of signing the Germany international according to the Express. The report goes onto state that Gundogan turned down a new offer fromDortmund ‘after deliberating on his future.’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ‘keen’ to sign Gundogan according to the Daily Star while Manchester City are also closely linked with the 25-year-old.

The Germany international has six assists and three goals in 32 appearances for Dortmund this season. Gundogan career began at Nuremberg before moving to Dortmund for £4m in 2011.

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