Manchester United close in on Mats Hummels

Borussia Dortmund are laying the groundwork for the potential departure of Mats Hummels to Manchester United.

Hummels has underlined in recent days that he intends to see out his contract but it is understood meetings have taken place outlining a price to United of around £37million.

Dortmund have also earmarked a potential replacement in Dinamo Kiev's Aleksandar Dragovic and have made contact this week.

Hummels has shown signs of frustration at being constantly asked the question of whether he will depart for Old Trafford, snapping at reporters, and it has not helped Dortmund's cause. They are staring relegation in the face as they prepare for the second half of the Bundesliga season and Jurgen Klopp has called for the group to close together with Marco Reus also subject of interest from Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea as his release clause kicks in.

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