Manchester City's dream signing of the summer is now dangerously close to becoming a reality.
According to reports from German outlet Bild, one of the biggest in the country, Borussia Dortmund and Man City are finalizing a deal that will move midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to England this summer. The two clubs have been negotiating for months, and an agreement is now imminent.
City's first offer was a reported £18 million that was immediately rejected by Die Borussien, who wanted plenty more to being transfer talks. The Citizens then upped the swoop to £21 million, but Dortmund still said no. A third offer finally got the Yellow and Blacks to talk, and that's where things began to turn into the Citizens' favor.
Gundogan is a big property on the market and many European giants are in the look for the playmaker, which is why City has made one final offer to shut the door on the other suitors: £30 million instantly accepted by Dortmund officials, and now a deal is on the verge of completion.
Pep Guardiola demanded the signing of the German, who sees Gundogan as one of the most important players on his new team and system. Despite the competition from pretty big clubs, it's quite clear: Gundogan will be a Sky Blue.