Man United Ready to Pay £28m to Sign German International

Old Trafford side target Borussia Dortmund centre-back.

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German source claim that Man United are readying a bid in the region of €35m (£28.2m) for highly rated Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.

Sir Alex Ferguson may well feel the need to beef up his defensive options after seeing his Old Trafford side decimated by injuries at the back which have at times left Man United having to field players out of position, with Micheal Carrick being used in an unaccustomed role in the defence.

Indeed with Rio Ferdinand woefully off form and Nemanja Vidic suffering from regular injury concerns Ferguson may feel it’s time to break up his long standing first choice central defensive partnership and start again. However the two youngsters he brought in for the task, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, are also sidelined.

Hummels is a solid and dependable defender who has guided Borussia Dortmund to back to back Bundesliga titles but may be disappointed with their showing at Champions League level. Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled in Europe’s Premier club tournament last term and the 23 year old may by tempting by a move to Man United.

The former Bayern Munich man has also watched his former employers take a massive ten point lead over Dortmund after starting the season with seven straight wins and in the process severely threatening Dortmund’s grip on the domestic crown.

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