Reports across Europe on Sunday are indicating that Ilkay Gundogan is close to signing with Manchester City for 26 million euros plus bonuses.
Gundogan, who will be missing this summer's Euros with a knee injury, had been in the midst of contract disputes with Dortmund. The German midfielder's contract is set to expire at the end of next season.
Der wechsel von #guendogan zu #ManCity wird in den nächsten tagen eingetütet - ablöse am ende wohl bei 26mio plus nachzahlungen, 4jahre #bvb— Heiko Ostendorp (@Ozzywessi) May 22, 2016
TRANSLATION: The switch from #gundogan to #ManCity will be bagged in the next few days - relieve most 4jahre #bvb probably end at 26mil plus additional payments,
Gundogan's agents first met with Manchester City officials in Amsterdam during the March international break. Pep Guardiola has also stressed making Gundogan one of his first signings at Man City.
Kicker is reporting that the two sides have agreed to terms on a deal for the midfielder, and are putting the finishing touches on the transfer that is set to close within the coming days. Gundogan will become the second player to leave the club this summer after Captain Mats Hummels.
The midfielder underwent knee surgery only a few days ago, and will be out for a minimum of four months - meaning his next chance to play again will be in late September. Despite the injury woes, the deal is still expected to go on as planned.
During the 2015-16 campaign, Gundogan scored one goal and had three assists in 25 Bundesliga matches for Dortmund. He had also received regular caps for Germany during Euros qualifying.
Neither side has officially announced the deal, but word is expected in the coming days to make the transfer official.