Wolfburg pull out the race to sign Arsenal & Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan

Jeremy Lin

Bundesliga side Wolfsburg have pulled out of the race to sign Ilkay Gündoğan from Borussia Dortmund.

“Gündoğan is not an option at Wolfsburg,” Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs was quoted as saying by German newspaper WAZ .

Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc confirmed that Gündoğan will be leaving the club this summer.


Gündoğan’s contract with Dortmund expires in 2016 however, the Bundesliga club are keen to cash in this year.

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Both Arsenal and Manchester United have maintained an interest in Gündoğan over the past year.

Serie A giants Juventus are also reportedly interested in the 24-year-old Germany international.

Gündoğan has four assists and three goals in 29 appearances for Dortmund this season.

Dortmund sit in 9th place in the Bundesliga with 40 points in 31 games. Jurgen Klopp’s side are 18 points off a UEFA Champions League spot.