Reports are out claiming that new Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has made it clear to Ilkay Gundogan he wants him to stay.
With a year to run on his contract, the midfielder has been linked with a move away as Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona circle.
However, BILD reported that Tuchel held a marathon meeting with Gundogan on Saturday to run through his plans for the new season.
Tuchel made it clear to Gundogan that he saw the midfielder as a key component to his plans.
And the pair broke up with Gundogan indicating he’d be willing to extend his deal a further year so to play next season for Tuchel.