Zorc: Gundogan wants to leave but Dortmund keen to keep Hummels
The German duo have both been linked with Manchester United and the midfielder looks set to depart Signal Iduna Park at the end of 2014-15
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has admitted Ilkay Gundogan wants to leave Signal Iduna Park summer but says the German outfit remain confident of holding on to Mats Hummels.
BVB confirmed on April 30 that Gundogan would not be extending his contract – which expires in June 2016 – thus sparking speculation that the Germany international will be sold rather than allowed to leave on a free next year.
Hummels, meanwhile, still has two seasons to run on his Dortmund deal but he, like Gundogan, is being heavily linked with a summer switch to Manchester United.
Zorc insists that there have been no bids for either player but hinted that Gundogan is set to depart.
“Ilkay told us he wants to leave this summer,” the former Germany international told Sky Sport.
“But we have received no offers from any clubs for any of our players as of now.
“Every player always has to make decisions on their future but, for us, the intention is clear to keep Mats.”
It has already been confirmed that coach Jurgen Klopp will stand down as coach at the end of the season but Zorc insists that there are no hard feelings about his resignation as far as Dortmund are concerned.
“We tried and tried again to keep Klopp at Dortmund but he had made up his mind,” he added.
“He could return one day, why not? He’s still a very young coach. The door would always be open.”