The father of Manchester United and Manchester City target Mats Hummels has denied his son is on the verge of a move to Barcelona.
Hermann Hummels insisted there had been no contact with Camp Nou over the Borussia Dortmund centre-back but admitted there could be some truth in rumours of interest in his son.
Reports in Spain claimed the Catalan club had jumped ahead of Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium to sign the 24-year-old.
Despite denying a transfer was imminent, Hermann conceded that any top player would consider a transfer to the likes of Manchester United at some point in their careers.
reportedly an admirer of the Germany internationalSir Alex Ferguson is , though Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in him.
“I don't have any contact with FC Barcelona. I heard the rumours as well; usually there is something true about them...” he told German newspaper Bild.
Hummels’ father also represents him and hinted at a big money move at some point in his career, giving hope to both Manchester United and Manchester City that could yet land him.
“Every ambitious thoroughbred footballer always has some of the top European clubs in mind that he can imagine himself playing for.
“Some of these clubs are Real Madrid, FC Barcelona or Manchester United. But that doesn't necessarily mean that they would transfer to them.”
Hummels is currently out injured but Dortmund boss Jürgen Klopp will be hoping he can get him back in time to have an influence over their Champions League quarter-final clash with Malaga.