Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are given a huge boost after talkSPORT revealed that they are now firm favourites to land Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
The Red Devils were previously competing against Bayern Munich for the German international, but now the Bundesliga Champions have pulled out of the race.
This gives Louis van Gaal a clear path to seal a deal for the 24-year-old after Munich were put off by his £5m-a-year wage demands.
Whilst United are willing to offer him a high-end contract as it is believed Dortmund are looking for a fee of £15m.
Gundogan is still a key member in Jurgen Klopp’s side having made 31 appearances, scoring three times.
But if van Gaal can bring him in to Old Trafford then Gundogan would be a key figure due to his experience, with United qualifying for the Champions League again.