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Borussia Dortmund Star Rubbishes Barcelona Link

Highly-rated centre-back happy with current club.

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Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has rubbished speculation that he is set to join Barcelona at the end of the season, according to Soccerlens.

The impressive centre-back has established himself as one of Europe’s top players in that position in recent years, leading to speculation that bigger clubs could look to poach him from the Bundesliga runners-up.

Barcelona have been mentioned as being particularly keen on the 24-year-old, while Manchester United are also known to be admirers of his, though Hummels insists he is happy with his current club.

With fellow Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan and international team-mate Thomas Mueller also recently being linked with a move to the Nou Camp, Hummels has insisted that these stories are just newspapers making something out of nothing.

“There’s nothing to it, there’s just banter. This happens again and again with other players,” he explained.

“Today I read Gundogan and Mueller were in Barcelona last week and went to eat there, something just happens and then they are linked.

“Some people who think they have a connection to Barcelona report it. Sometimes they go to the press.”

The German international has been with Dortmund since 2009, helping the club to two Bundesliga titles as well as the Champions League final last season, though the club have still struggled to keep some of their key players, with Mario Goetze and Shinji Kagawa leaving in recent years and top-scorer Robert Lewandowski widely tipped to be heading for the exit when his contract expires this summer.

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