Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed Mats Hummels is “mulling” over his future amid interest from Manchester United.
Reports from Bild have also suggested that the German World Cup winner gave his word to Sir Alex Ferguson that he would eventually join United back in 2012.
Watzke admitted that Hummels is considering leaving Dortmund but insisted no offer has come in for the player.
Speaking about Hummels, Watzke said: ”Mats held talks with me and [sporting director] Michael Zorc 14 days ago, and informed us that he is mulling over his future. That’s totally legitimate.
“He is under contract until 2017, and we have not received an offer. That’s why we are completely relaxed.”
With just eight games to go until the end of the season, the transfer speculation surrounding United is bound to get stronger as the campaign comes to a close.
Hummels is a quality player and he would undoubtedly improve the squad but fans have got excited about a potential signing before only to be let down at the last minute. United were rumoured to be interested in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal last summer but a move never materialised, reportedly due to concerns over the player’s long-term fitness.