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According to the Daily Star quoting Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has agreed personal terms to join Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has announced that he will not be staying at the North Rhine Westphalia club, but a fee between BVB and Manchester United is yet to be agreed upon.

United boss LVG confirmed just the other day that one of his main priorities was to sign a midfielder this summer saying:”No.6 is a key player, yes. I have more key roles – the no.6 is just one of those key roles.

“You have seen this season, for example, because Michael Carrick is injured and I don’t have another, I have to play with Ander Herrera there. He did it very well, but it is not his speciality.

“I have played Wayne Rooney there also, but it is not his favoured position.

“I had to do this because I don’t have another right-footed holding midfielder like Carrick.

“That is why it is a key role, but I cannot discuss other positions because then I show too much.”

Meanwhile BVB yesterday signed Gonzalo Castro from Bayer Leverkusen who is believed to be Gundogan’s replacement at the Signal Iduna Park.