Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels, with several attempts to lure the player to Old Trafford, the latest being last summer when the German international was serious considering his future.
Over recent days, more reports have emerged suggesting Hummels is once again tempted to leave Borussia Dortmund, but Manchester United have been dealt a blow if they were interested in reigniting their interest in the 27-year old.
Hans-Joachim Watzke, Dortmund’s Chief Executive, has said that if Hummels does leave Dortmund, his only destination will be Bayern Munich as he has unfinished business there.
“I believe that if he [Hummels] goes, it will be in the direction of Munich,” Watzke said to Sky Deutschland, quoted by the Independent. “He still has unfinished business with the club. His father, his mother and his brother all live in Munich.”
If Hummels isn’t available, Manchester United simply have to look elsewhere for that world class centre-back. A defender is certainly still on top of priorities at Old Trafford, despite stand-in centre-half Daley Blind doing a fantastic job alongside Chris Smalling.