Manchester United are in hot pursuit of Dortmund & Germany defender Mats Hummels [The Star]

Manchester United are in hot pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels, according to The Star.

United are sounding out whether Hummels would be interested in a move before making a bid of around £20 million for the highly-rated centre half.

The club are apparently scarred by last season’s transfer dealings and wish not to be embarrassed this time around before making a bid.

Hummels is on the radar of a lot of big clubs and United will have competition from Barcelona among others. The German scored the only goal against France to put his side in the World Cup semi-finals.