Mats Hummels confirms he wants to join Bayern Munich
Mats Hummels has confirmed that he will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer and has expressed a desire to join Bayern Munich.
The German World Cup winning defender has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern in recent days, with the 27-year-old now confirming he wants to quit Dortmund and re-sign for the club he left in the formative stages of his career.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for Hummels in recent days, but it is now clear that he has his heart set on signing fro Germany’s biggest club.
Dortmund confirmed in a statement on the club website that Hummels wants to join Bayern Munich, yet they stated that the Bundesliga champions have yet to make an offer for the Dortmund captain.
"The player Mats Hummels informed Borussia Dortmund that he wishes to leave the club in order to join FC Bayern Munich with effect from the 2016/2017 season,” read the statement.
"Against this background the management of Borussia Dortmund has decided that the realization of such a transfer shall depend on the condition that Bayern Munich provides Borussia Dortmund with an extremely valuable offer which reflects the high importance of the player in soccer and other terms for Borussia Dortmund. At present no offer at all has been made by Bayern Munich yet.
"By a way of precaution Borussia Dortmund likes to emphasise that one has not agreed an "exit clause" with the player - also not with any other player of Borussia Dortmund at present - and the player is therefore bound by his employment contract with Borussia Dortmund until June 30, 2017 at latest."
Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing their former striker Mario Gotze from Bayern and it may be that the deal that sees Hummels move to Munich will include a switch for Gotze back to the club he left in 2013.
That could be a blow to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who is believed to have made Gotze one of his top transfer targets for this summer.