Manchester City to continue Ilkay Gundogan pursuit despite Borussia Dortmund midfielder’s long-term injury

Manchester City are ready to push through a move for Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan – just a week after the midfielder was ruled out of action until October.

The Germany international dislocated his kneecap during training and he is expected to be out for up to six months.

Prior to the devastating injury – just a month before Euro 2016 – the 25-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad as part of Pep Guardiola’s summer overhaul.

The transfer looked off the cards following Gundogan’s latest setback but, according to Kicker, that may not be the case.

Guardiola has labelled the German as one of his top targets and the Spaniard is reluctant to settle for anyone else.

For that reason, Manchester City may push through a move for Gundogan – even though he would miss the start of next season.

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