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Manchester United dealt blow after Mats Hummels’ agent rubbishes talk of move

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2.61K   //    21 May 2014, 00:15 IST
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Mats Hummels: Can the Red Devils get their hands on the the German international

Manchester United have been dealt a blow after Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels’ agent insisted that the German international is happy at the Westfalenstadion and does not want to leave the club, according to talkSPORT.

Manchester United are short in defence and need a replacement for Rio Ferdinand and centre-back partner Nemanja Vidic announced they would be leaving the club.

First on their list is Mats Hummels who has been highly-sought after by a number of clubs in recent seasons. The colossal defender has been one of the stand-out performers in Europe in recent years and the 25-year-old could be set for the exit door after attracting interest from several prestigious outfits.

A number of individuals at Dortmund have their future up in the air and Hummels is one of those who previously appeared destined to leave the club in the summer transfer window.

However, his father, and agent, Herman has told reporters he is keen to stay at Dortmund.

Herman Hummels said: “I know Louis van Gaal from his time at Bayern Munich. He’s not contacted me about Mats moving to Manchester [United] though.

“I have heard some rumours but Mats is happy at Dortmund at the moment, and only thinking about the World Cup.”

Hummels helped his side reach the Champions League final last season, but Jurgen Klopp’s men have failed to build on that success this season, ending the campaign trophy-less and with various poor performances across the year.

The centre-back is valued in the region of £25 million, but Ed Woodward, chief executive of Manchester United, is ready to provide a substantial amount of money for the next manager.

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