Ilkay Gündoğan turned down €125,000-a-week offer from the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund according to the German tabloid Bild.
The report states that the €6.5 million per year deal wasn’t enough to convince Gündoğan to stay and that the 24-year-old is seeking an increase on Dortmund’s offer at the next club he joins.
The wage demands were too high for Bayern Munich who have subsequently pulled out of the race to sign Gündoğan.
The report goes onto state that Gündoğan could see out the remaining year on his contract at Dortmund before pushing for a lucrative free transfer next summer.
Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc recently confirmed Gündoğan would be leaving in the summer.
“Our talks came to the conclusion that he won’t extend his contract and will leave in the summer,” Zorc was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Gündoğan has four assists and three goals in 31 appearances for Dortmund this season.