Reports in the German press claimed Borussia Dortmund would sell Mats Hummels to Barcelona for €35million next summer, but the German outfit have insisted it's 'nonsense'.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has dismissed suggestions that the centre back will leave the Bundesliga giants for Barcelona at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
The defender has long been linked with a move away from Dortmund, most notably to Barcelona, and reports suggested Hummels would be sold to the Catalans for €35m next summer.
Yet Watzke has laughed off to these reports, telling ZDF: "That is absolute nonsense.
"This is a complete non-story. There's no truth whatsoever in these rumours."
The 24-year-old has made 12 appearances for Dortmund this season, and is tied up with the German team until June 2017.
Barcelona would be lucky if Dortmund accepted to sell one of the best defenders in the world to them.
But now it looks like Borussia have no intention in selling one of their best players, and are building a team capable of winning trophies.
That said, striker Robert Lewandowski will probably leave BvB at the end of the season, as he looks to join rivals Bayern Munich.
All in all, Hummels is staying and Barca again miss out on a defender.
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