Gundogan rules out summer move

The midfielder is happy with life at the Champions League semi-finalists and has stressed that he will not leave Dortmund this summer

Ilkay Gundogan has insisted he has no intention of leaving Borussia Dortmund any time soon and is keen to sign a contract extension with the club.

The Germany international has been in fine form this season and was linked with Barcelona among a number of other teams earlier this year.

A summer transfer is not an option for the 22-year-old, though, as he is completely focused on Dortmund for now.

“I am 100 per cent sure that I will still be with Dortmund next season,” Gundogan told Sport Bild.

“Rumours do not really affect me. I still have two more years on my contract with Dortmund and I know what I have at this incredible club.

“It is very likely that I will sign a new contract, although it obviously depends on how talks go.”

Gundogan has developed into an important first team member at Borussia since joining them from Nurnberg in the summer of 2011.

Schurrle is attracting interest – Voller

The 22-year-old is thought to be close to agreeing a move to Chelsea in a €22 million move, with Kevin De Bruyne joining Leverkusen on loan as part of the deal

Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller has conceded Andre Schurrle is attracting transfer interest, but was unwilling to discuss speculation linking the player with Chelsea.

The 22-year-old, who has scored nine times this season for the Bundesliga side, is known to be on the radar of the west London club – in a reported €22 million deal including a loan move for Kevin De Bruyne in the opposite direction.

Voller says that all enquires will be assessed, but was coy regarding the chances of a summer exit for Schurrle.

Voller told Deutsche Presseagentur: “We are receiving transfer enquiries every now and then.

“Andre Schurrle is not the only player of interest. It is obvious to have a look at those proposals. We also did that last summer.”

Meanwhile, executive Wolfgang Holzhauser expressed his annoyance at the continual speculation surrounding one of the club’s star assets.

He told Reviersport newspaper: “At this point in time, there is so much said. There are many rumours. I would prefer not to be part of all this.”

Xabi Alonso considers his options

The former Liverpool star is waiting for the right moment before he will make a decision about his future at Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso’s father, Periko Alonso, has stated the Real Madrid midfielder has yet to make a decision on whether he wants to extend his current deal with the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The holding midfielder’s current contract with Madrid is due to expire in the summer of 2014 and has so far shown no intention to ink a new deal, leading to speculation that he could be on his way out.

Nevertheless, his father has stressed Xabi Alonso will wait for the right moment before deciding on his future.

“What he wants to do is to wait a bit to see what happens and how things go, and then, when the time is right, he’ll make the appropriate decision,” Periko told Marca.

“It’s as simple as that – there’s nothing else to it.”

The 31-year-old started his professional career with Real Sociedad, but a return to the Basque side does not seem to be an option for now.

He added: “Going home is always difficult, and anyway, Sociedad are pretty well stocked right now.”

Xabi Alonso has made over 120 Liga appearances for Madrid since joining the club in 2009.

Draxler 'dreams' of Real Madrid

The Germany international has caught the attention of a number of European giants and he would relish the chance to move to the Santiago Bernabeu side

Schalke youngster Julian Draxler says he is flattered Real Madrid are keeping tabs on him and added it would be a dream come true to join the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The attacking midfielder has been in sublime form this season and his fine performances have not gone unnoticed abroad.

Draxler has previously been linked with clubs such as Inter and Juventus, but he seems to have a preference for Madrid.

“I have a contract with Schalke until 2016, but I’m proud that Real Madrid are keeping tabs on me. Madrid are one of the best clubs in the world and it would be a dream to play for them,” Draxler told Marca.

“I have always said that I would like to play in Spain some day. I try to watch Madrid and Barcelona in action each week. I never miss the Clasicos.

“I often speak with Mesut [Ozil] about his life in Madrid. He has told me that he’s very happy at Real.”

The 19-year-old has scored 11 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions this season.

Neymar has the quality to succeed at Barcelona, says Peres

The Santos coach has heaped praise on the forward amid rumours of a summer switch to Camp Nou

Mario Felipe Peres has referred to Neymar as “one of the best players in the world” and insists that he is ready for a move to Barcelona.

The Santos coach knows the forward’s capabilities better than most, and maintains that he has the quality necessary to have success with the Catalans.

“Barcelona is one of the best clubs in the world. Neymar has quality to not just play at the club, but to succeed and to triumph in Barcelona,” he told La Xarxa.

“The decision to go to Europe now or later is up to him. Barcelona is fit for his playing style. He is an excellent player, has great quality and is very fast.

“He is one of the best players in the world, he is so young and has so much more quality and will continue to improve and mature.”

Peres added that while Neymar is ready for his long anticipated move to Europe, he would prefer to prolong his working relationship with the striker.

“We would like to have a lot more time with him in Santos. Neymar is a spectacular kid, a good friend and very happy. He plays soccer with great joy and responsibility.”