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.
Jurgen Klopp has named his starting XI for Liverpool FC's Europa League quarter final first leg at the Signal Iduna Park against Borussia Dortmund, and forwards Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge are not in it.
With Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund aiming to win the Europa League, both sides are expected to play their full-strength lineups on Thursday. However, the Reds could be without Roberto Firmino, while midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is doubtful for the Bundesliga outfit.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted that the Reds are looking beyond just the Bundesliga for their transfer targets, with a host of big names from the German top division linked with a switch to Anfield in recent weeks.
Manchester City have beaten Liverpool in the race to sign goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona, having also trumped the Merseyside giants for Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, as per reports in the Telegraph.
Manchester United and Chelsea FC may have to cough up well over £50 million for the services of Romelu Lukaku, while Everton are all set to use all their resources to keep the Belgian striker.