Manchester United won't sign Mats Hummels

Published 1 Comments

Football News

Manchester United won't be signing top defensive target Mats Hummels this summer, Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.

The German international was said to be at the very top of Louis van Gaal's transfer hitlist this summer as he goes about rebuilding his Manchester United squad. The Dutchman has admitted that he is short of defenders but has so far been unsuccessful in his attempts to land reinforcements, with Thomas Vermaelen opting to join Barcelona instead.

Top target

Hummels has emerged as one of the most established centre-backs in Europe, and helped his country win the World Cup while earning a spot in the team of the tournament in the process.

Related Articles

- Roma boss keen not to sell Manchester United defender target
 Manchester United playmaker handed reprieve in huge summer sale

It was suggested that Manchester United were gearing up to make a £30 million raid for the 25-year-old before the close of the window, however the fact that Hummels was handed the captain's armband at Dortmund over the weekend was a major blow to their chances of pulling off the deal.


Now Jurgen Klopp has put the final nail in the coffin by publicly insisting that he won't be leaving. “He is going nowhere,” the German boss said when asked about Hummels' future. “He is staying with us.”

The news is the latest blow to Manchester United and their transfer plans. Van Gaal was charged with overhauling the squad he inherited from David Moyes following their worst ever Premier League campaign but as yet has been unable to sign a single player.

Time running out

He gave his approval for the transfer of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera to go ahead while he was at the World Cup, but will hope to land his first player in the coming days.

That will most likely be Daly Blind from Ajax; the £20m-rated defender is said to be keen on a move to Old Trafford and can cover at centre-back and at full-back, which would go some way to solving two problem positions for Van Gaal.

Big money

Further up the field and they have been linked with big-money moves for Juan Cuadrado, Angel di Maria and Arturo Vidal but as yet nothing appears close to being completed.

Manchester United start their Premier League campaign against Swansea on Saturday at Old Trafford after picking up five wins from five in pre-season.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Borussia Dortmund
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again