Moreover, it was said that the German international would be open to the prospect of joining the Catalan giants.
However, Cityzens does not intend to sell him despite the fact that no progress has been made in the contract negotiations.
Gundogan had the best ever back in his career last season, scoring 17 goals and five assists from 46 appearances in total competitions.
He came with vital goals in the big games for Cityzens and ended up as their top scorer for the campaign, much to the surprise of many.
After such a standout season, Premier League masters would not even think about his possible departure, as seems the case.
The German has two years left on his contract and there have been no negotiations on a possible extension with the club.
Cityzens are still happy to keep him and it seems like the right thing to do as they could use next season to convince him of a new deal.
Gundogan currently valued at £36 million of Transfermarkt, underwent a doctor with Barcelona in the summer of 2015, but the movement fell through.
The then manager Luis Enrique vetoed the transfer when he chose to sign Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan over Gundogan, who was at Borussia Dortmund.
Statistics from Transfermarkt.com