Red Devils want Dortmund star to revamp Old Trafford midfield.
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to the Daily Express.
The 22-year-old midfielder was influential in Dortmund’s Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid and made 33 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit this term.
The Germany international, who is of Turkish descent but has won seven caps under Joachim Loew, was originally linked with Manchester City but interest from Eastlands has cooled, with United now considering Gundogan as a possible replacement for Paul Scholes.
Gundogan, however, was coy on his future, telling German sports daily Bild last month: “It is not reprehensible to answer such questions (of a future career in England or Spain) with ‘yes’.
“Everyone has a childhood dream on what he would like to achieve one day and my dream always was to play in England or Spain.”
Champions League finalists Dortmund would loathe to see Gundogan depart this summer, having already lost key playmaker Mario Goetze to Bayern Munich in a £31.5m deal.
Star striker Robert Lewandowki, meanwhile, is wanted by both United and Bayern.
Elsewhere, reports in Friday’s Daily Mirror claim that United have identified Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as successor to Sir Alex Ferguson.