Manchester United have moved a step closer to signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gündoğan after club sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed the 24-year-old will be leaving at the end of the season.
“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.
Dortmund were reported to have offered Gündoğan a contract worth €6.5 million per-season but the Germany international has turned down extending his current deal which runs out in 2016.
The Bundesliga outfit want to avoid another Robert Lewandowski incident next season.
Dortmund turned down multiple lucrative transfer bids to keep hold of Lewandowski hoping he would extend his deal.
The Polish international rejected all contract offers and eventually joined Bayern Munich on a free contract.
United have been closely linked with the 24-year-old over the past week and the Metro have claimed that the Red Devils had agreed a €30 million deal with the Bundesliga club.