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Agent: No City deal for Gundogan yet

2016-03-29 09:36
Ilkay Gundogan (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Ilkay Gundogan's agent has rubbished suggestions that Manchester City have already agreed a deal to sign the midfielder from Borussia Dortmund in the off-season.

The Citizens, who will be managed by Pep Guardiola next term, are reportedly ahead of Juventus and Barcelona in the queue to acquire the signature of the Germany international.

Gundogan was expected to leave Signal Iduna Park before the start of the 2015/16 campaign, but decided to commit to BVB for another two years until 2017.

However, the 25-year-old has consistently been linked with a move away from Dortmund in the months that followed and after being pictured with City sporting director Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam earlier this month, the likelihood remains that he will leave his homeland at the end of the season.

Talks with the Citizens are believed to be at an advanced stage, but the player's representative and uncle, Ilhan Gundogan, insisted reports that terms had been struck are wide of the mark. 

"It is not true [that it is a done deal]," he is quoted as saying by Bild. "There is no decision and everything is still open. Ilkay is focusing further on his recovery."

Gundogan is currently working his way back from a foot injury he sustained in the 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich, which sidelined him for the past four games.

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