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Mats Hummels tired of talking about Manchester United

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Mats Hummels has admitted he is fed up with the ongoing speculation linking him with a summer move away from Borussia Dortmund.

The Germany international is believed to be a top target for Manchester United and has been tipped to be the subject of a sizeable transfer offer from the Old Trafford outfit.

Louis van Gaal is ready to blow around £32million to bring the centre-back to Manchester as he looks to reinvigorate an unimpressive Manchester United defence ahead of next season.

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This is all, of course, speculation and there has yet to be an official offer exchanged between the Premier League and Bundesliga outfits.

With Hummels, who captains Dortmund, trying to concentrate on having a good end to what has been a disastrous season, he has finally drawn a line under the ongoing rumours.

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Refusing to comment

"I don't want to talk about that topic constantly," Hummels told Bild.

"I did it a few weeks ago - and that must be enough."

The same went for Dortmund officials, who, when asked, refused to be drawn on the reports.

Director Michael Zorc said of a potential bid from United: "I can't confirm this."

The club's CEO Hans-Joachin Watzke told Bild: "The decision of where Hummels plays next season is only possible through BVB."

Inevitable

Regardless of how Hummels feels about the situation now, it seems inevitable that he will leave in the summer transfer window. Borussia Dortmund look certain to miss out on European football next season and will have a gaping hole in their finances as a result.

Hummels is one of the most valuable members in the squad, but Dortmund have already got a potential replacement in Matthias Ginter. As a result, Hummels could be the more expendable of Dortmund's better players.

Money talks

While Hummels seems to be available, there seems to be a distinct lack of interest from Europe's biggest clubs. Chelsea and Manchester City seem content with their defensive lines while Arsenal would probably see the £32m price tag as too expensive.

Barcelona are still under a transfer embargo until January while Real Madrid are fully stocked at the back. It is the perfect situation for Manchester United, who seem to have a clear run at the World Cup winner.

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