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Manchester United & Arsenal losing battle to sign transfer target

Ilkay Gundogan

Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan has become one of our favourite players in the Football Transfer Tavern over the last few seasons and we would love to see him playing in the Premier League one day.

However today’s reports from The Express reveal that Barcelona are leading the chase for the Dortmund midfielder who has also been targeted by Manchester United and Arsenal.

The 23-year-old was a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side who reached the Champions League final last term and is regarded as one of the finest defensive midfield talents in Europe.

Speculation has grown about his future after he failed to pen a new contract at the Westfalenstadion and reports in Spain now suggest that Barca have taken the first steps to securing the German international in the summer.

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has flown to Germany in order to discuss a potential transfer for Gungodan as they look for a replacement for midfield maestro Xavi, 33, whose glorious career is nearing its conclusion.

Not only does he possess experience but will bring the sort of class and ball playing skills required to fit into the Camp Nou ethos.

We here in the tavern we are still holding hope that he will look to England instead.

Who do you think will land the highly impressive midfielder? Let us know your thoughts below.

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