Borussia Dortmund confirm they will consider bids for Mats Hummels this summer [Bild]

Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that they will welcome bids for Mats Hummels this summer, in an interview with Bild, Hummels, a cultured centre-half and long-time target of Manchester United, had always insisted, like Marco Reus, that he would remains loyal to the Dortmund cause, but last week he intimated that he could leave for the first time. And it now appears that the club hierarchy are in agreement, and can realistically see that if a bid arrives, they may have to accept due to the economic reality. Watzke told Bild: “In this moment this a total dummy discussion, because there is no offer. 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. To be clear: Mats knows his contractual situation, he described it in that interview himself. The decision where Mats will play next season will only be taken by BVB.” This would appear to give Manchester United the green light to come in for the German World Cup winner. With United badly in need of defensive reinforcements, Hummels looks like a perfect fit for Van Gaal’s possession-based style. Interestingly, Hummels has a tangible link with Man United boss Louis van Gaal, who is a big admirer of the German: Hummel’s father was a youth coach at Bayern when Van Gaal was in charge of the Bavarian club. (Via Guardian)