Ilkay Gundogan Borussia Dortmund
Gundogan has managed ti establish himself as one of the best central midfielders of the world at Borussia DortmundReuters

Manchester United are reportedly looking to pip Arsenal for the signature of Borussia Dortmund star İlkay Gündoğan this summer.

The Red Devils, along with the Gunners were being linked to the central midfielder in the winter transfer window, but the 24-year-old remained at the Westfalenstadion after Dortmund refused to sell their star in January.

However, now with the news that Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp will be leaving the Bundesliga side after the end of this season, Gundogan, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2016, is also reportedly considering his future.

And according to the Sun, Manchester United are looking to make a move for him in the summer.

Earlier, Louis van Gaal was believed to be keen on landing Roma's Kevin Strootman, but the Dutchman's persistent injury problems have forced them to look at other options.

Although Arsenal are also understood to be interested in Gundogan, the Red Devils are confident that they can beat the Gunners to the German international's signature due to their financial muscle.

Though the 24-year-old is unlikely to be available for a cheap price this summer, he is certainly worth the high transfer fees as he has managed to establish himself as one of the best central/defensive midfielders in the world ever since he joined Dortmund from FC Nürnberg in the summer of 2011.

Meanwhile, Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw feels that his side's encouraging performance during their narrow defeat to Chelsea on Saturday has proved that the Red Devils will be a major contender for the Premier League title next season.

The Reds Devils' six-match winning streak came to an end on Saturday as they were beaten 0-1 by Premier League leaders Chelsea despite dominating large sections of the game.

And Shaw feels that their performances of late have proved that they are improving and right on course to compete for the Premier League title next season.

"I think that performance does lay down a marker," Shaw told The Guardian. "You have seen the results of recent weeks, we keep improving and we want that to continue so that we can come out firing next season."

"Hopefully, this fixture [against Chelsea] could be a title decider next year. I'm positive. It was my first performance for six weeks and I'd like to think it was my best for United. I got forward a lot and felt really good on the pitch but everyone was brilliant out there."

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