Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has insisted he will resist offers from elsewhere in order to stay with the club.
The 22-year-old joined the Westfalenstadion outfit from Nuremberg in 2011, and has since established himself as a key part of Juergen Klopp’s first team.
His outstanding performances during that period have reportedly put him on the radar of a number of other top European clubs, including Premier League side Arsenal.
However, the Germany international is keen to stay put.
“I am very, very grateful to this club and I know what I have here. The club has helped me to mature a lot and find my way into the national team,” he told Kicker.
“As soon as I get back, I am going to talk with my family and my father will then sit down with (Dortmund’s general manager Hans-Joachim) Watzke and (director of sport Michael) Zorc. I am definitely going to be playing for Dortmund next season.”
Gundogan, who could have played for Turkey internationally via his parents, has represented Germany on seven occasions.