Old Trafford side ‘expected’ to make an offer for German international.
Man United are ‘expected’ to make an offer for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels according to Sports Direct News.
David Moyes is keen to strengthen his defence due to consistent injury concerns over captain Nemanja Vidic as well as having to take into account Rio Ferdinand’s advancing years and as such a move for German international Hummels makes good sense though one wonders if Jurgen Klopp will consider selling another of his top talents having seen a number of promising players leave his Bundesliga side in recent seasons.
Man United’s defence has not looked solid in pre-season, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their five matches during their Asian and Australia tour, conceding nine goals in the process.
Hummels is said to top the Scot’s wish-list and Borussia Dortmund are said to be after in excess of £25m for the former Bayern Munich man.
Moyes can call upon the likes of Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as alternative options to aging pair Ferdinand and Vidic though Hummels would clearly be a better quality option.
The 24 year old has made 188 appearances for Borussia Dortmund since moving to the Westfalenstadion in January 2008, helping his side to two Bundesliga titles as well as a Champions League final last term.
Having previously successfully raided Borussia Dortmund to bring in Japanese international Shinji Kagawa the Premier League title holders may feel they can repeat the trick with a move for Hummels.