Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to bring Ilkay Gundogan to Old Trafford.
German international Ilkay Gundogan is set to reject overtures from Barcelona in favour of a stay at Premier League champions Manchester City.
Barcelona have reportedly identified Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as the man to replace legendary midfielder Andres Iniesta.
The German midfielder was the destructor-in-chief against Barcelona on Tuesday evening in the Champions League
Barcelona were dished out a doze of their own medicine as Pep Guardiola managed to beat the 'demons' he created for the first time as Manchester City boss.
Two of Bundesliga's finest midfielders recently made their move to England; Granit Xhaka made the transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal, while Ilkay Gundogan joined Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, ending a successful spell at Borussia Dortmund.
Pep Guardiola has made Borrusia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan his first signing at Manchester City.
With Pep Guardiola set to take the office soon at the club, Manchester City have begun to move thick and fast having completed a deal to secure Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan transfer to the Etihad.
Manchester City announced the completion of Ilkay Gundogan's transfer from Borussia Dortmund for £21m.
With Brazilian centreback Marquinhos reportedly unhappy with his current situation at PSG, Arsenal FC have joined the race to sign the defender, according to reports from France.