Bundesliga giants say two players will leave: Manchester United and Arsenal linked to stars

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Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans Joachim Watzke has admitted that two players will be leaving the club this summer, reports the Daily Express.

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Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked to two of their major stars in Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan, and these could be the two players to depart the Westfalenstadion in the transfer window.

Sporting director Michael Zorc has already revealed that the club are willing to sell the latter, whose contract is up at the end of next season.

He said: “We have already finished talking with the player and as he did not want to extend his relationship with us, we have thought that he could leave this summer. Although it will depend on the offers that reach the club.”

Meanwhile, Hummels has been heavily linked to Old Trafford throughout the campaign.

The Red Devils are in need of a centre-back, with goalkeeper David De Gea largely to thank for their current standing in the top four of the Premier League. The World Cup winner could be perfect for the role, where his leadership skills would prove valuable to a young and inexperienced United backline.

Watzke’s statements could be great news for the Premier League pair, who will both be looking to spend in the summer in order to close the gap to Premier League champions Chelsea next season.

Watzke continued: “There will be no major overhaul. Last year one player left [Robert Lewandowski who joined Bayern Munich], this year it is probably two. Everything else is still open. So yes, there will be change but not a complete overhaul of the team. As for any of the other cases, I will not talk about names.”

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