Dortmund confirm Gundogan and Hummels decision is imminent

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Gundogan and Hummels on United's radar
Gundogan and Hummels on United's radar

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that the future of midfielder Ikay Gundogan will be resolved imminently, amid fresh links with a move to the Premier League.

Sky Sports reported on Friday that German international Gundogan was close to signing for United, but Dortmund insisted no deal is in place for a midfielder whose current contract expires in the summer of 2016.

Arsenal have also been linked with a possible move for Gundogan, with Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirming a decision will be made soon the future of the 24-year-old who has been blighted by injury problems in recent years.

"Gundogan's situation isn't straightforward because his contract expires in 2016. There will be a decision soon," Zorc told Kicker.

"Usually we won't comment on these countless rumours, but this story is so grotesque, and that's why we say this once: There is not even any contact with United."

Zorc also offered up some fresh comments on the future of Dortmund captain Mats Hummels, who has also been heavily linked with a move to United over the last few months.

"As far as I know, Hummels' contract still runs until 2017. We did not receive any offer that we should think about," he added.

"There will surely be some changes to the team this summer. Maybe more changes than in recent years. But we won't radically change our team."

The futures of Gundogan and Hummels are set to be among the more dominant stories of the upcoming transfer window, with the prospect of both ending up at Old Trafford still very realistic despite the mixed messages coming out all camps on the two wanted men.