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Blues Not Prepared To Let Gundogan Join Spanish Giants

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Ilkay Gundogan has emerged as a potential transfer target for Barcelona as the Spanish club see the German as a replacement for the retiring Andreas Iniesta.

Gundogan signed for City from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of around £20m in 2016 and has 2 years left on his contract. However, the Spanish giants are reportedly prepared to pay around £50m to Gundogan, who has scored seven goals in 40 appearances in a blue shirt.

Inter Milan are also said to be interested in the German, but City are expected to rebuff any offers for the man who manager Pep Guardiola declared as one of the three attacking midfielders, alongside Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva.

It would be expected that someone will make way with the imminent arrivals of Riyad Mahrez and Jorginho, but Gundogan it appears, will not be one of them.

Despite being of Turkish descent, Gundogan is currently on World Cup duty with Germany, but has angered sections of the German supporters by being photographed with the Turkish leader and referring to him as ‘my president.’