Manchester United have been handed a significant boost in their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels after the German club admitted that they would listen to offers for the player this summer, the Guardian report.
Louis van Gaal has reportedly identified the defender as a key target (via the Mirror) and it seems that deal could finally be struck this summer as Dortmund prepare for their first season out of the Champions League in five years.
Should the Red Devils qualify for Europe’s premier club competition, then many would expect them to indulge in another spending spree having spent a vast amount of many last summer:
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“In this moment this a total dummy discussion, because there is no offer,” Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was quoted as saying in the Guardian.
“If one arrives, we will discuss it internally and make a decision. But this decision will only be taken by BVB.
“The situation at Dortmund is like this: We’ve lost one major player each year but we don’t stop playing football.”
Hummels is regarded as one of the best defenders in Europe and his arrival would steady a Man United back four that have been far from convincing this season.
In any case, it is evident that Van Gaal looks to be building a squad in an attempt to bring the Premier League trophy back to Old Trafford next year.