"The fact is we would like to extend Ilkay Gundogan's contract, it is clear," BVB chief Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed. "But there is always more to it.
"We also have a certain degree of respect for his long medical history, which of course troubles him and why he wants to look further, in relation to his fitness."
Watzke added: "We will use the next few weeks together to make a decision and we are in contact with Ilkay and his family, who also advises him."
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