Guardiola wants all-action Bundesliga star to replace Toure at Man City

New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has identified Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan as the man to replace Yaya Toure at the Etihad Stadium according to The Sun.

The Catalan trainer is set to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the current campaign and is expected to revamp the club’s playing squad.

Guardiola has already sold Toure once in his managerial career, at Barcelona, with the Ivory Coast star set to leave the powerhouse side this summer.

The African midfielder’s agent has stated that his client will be moving clubs after not being offered a new contract, with a host of English and European sides interested in the veteran.

Gundogan has overcome injury concerns to be a stalwart in an impressive Dortmund team that Guardiola knows well from his time in the Bundesliga.

A move of more than £20 million would be needed for the Signal Iduna Park outfit to offload the star.