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Gundogan "really open" to transfer as Manchester United make enquiry

Ilkay Gundogan has declared himself open to a move away from Borussia Dortmund in an interview with Sport Bild, who also claim Manchester United have made an inquiry.

Alex Grimm

Manchester United have made an enquiry for the transfer of Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund, with the player open to a move, according to Sport Bild.

The German tabloid quoted the midfielder as saying: "Nothing is decided yet. [Dortmund] is my first point of contact."

"I will soon make a considered decision. As I say, it's still really open."

The paper also claim that Manchester United and Real Madrid have made inquiries over the midfielder's signature.

If United are to have much hope of getting the player, they may have to move now, when Real Madrid are less likely to make nay signings. In addition, the player is obviously going ot have a far easier time of getting in our midfield than Real's, and because he's worth more to us we may be able to pay higher wages. So unlike previously when we've gone toe-to-toe with Real Madrid over signings, we may actually be able to win this one.

There's no doubt Gundogan would slot perfectly into this side, but it seems that the move is certainly possible, which anyone with any sense could've told you (save for the "Why would he join United, a club in decline?" idiots.) Whether it's probable is another matter entirely.