Bender has signed a new deal with Dortmund and urged his team-mates to follow suit.
“We have brought some very good discussions to a conclusion. I am extremely happy to be wearing the black and yellow jersey into the future.
“I would be glad if some of my other team-mates would therefore follow in the coming weeks,” said Bender.
Recall, that Gundogan has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool.