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Potential Swaps Dortmund Fans could See this Summer

The rumor mill is churning out the possibility of potential swaps this summer involving Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund is looking to bolster its midfield this summer. With rumors about potential links between Dortmund and some young, talented midfielders, Mario Gotze has also been thrown in the mix.

Gotze has grown unhappy with his situation at Munich, and is considering a return to Dortmund, according to Euro Sport.

Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc responded to the rumors by saying he "could not imagine" Gotze returning to Dortmund.

An additional rumor being discussed includes a potential swap where Ilkay Gundogan goes to Munich in exchange for Gotze.

Former Bayern star Lothar Matthaus recently described Gotze as "simply a good fit" at Dortmund.

Another potential swap that could be in the works this summer involves Real Madrid. After placing a 100 million euro price tag on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang yesterday, the Spanish giants could offer Alvaro Morata as a potential bargaining chip in the race for Aubameyang.

Morata, who currently plays with Juventus, has a buyback clause with Real Madrid. Madrid would use their option on Morata and allow the Spaniard to sign with Borussia Dortmund in exchange for Aubameyang at a reduced fee of 54.9 million euros.

The validity of both rumors is likely to be very low, but they do pose two viable options for Dortmund this summer. Whether or not these deals actually happen is another story.