Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has spoken of his commitment to the former Bundesliga champions amidst speculation about his future, according to FourFourTwo, citing quotes from Die Weld.
The defender has been linked with moves to Premier League sides Manchester United and Arsenal by the Daily Mail, but looks set to stay in Germany if these latest comments are to be believed.
Dortmund are currently in the midst of a relegation scrap, but the defender has said that the rumours he is considering his options are more than wide of the mark.
"All those rumours are another issue I have never commented about. That's what I've done in the past, and I will continue to do so," Hummels told Die Welt.
It is possible that Hummels could decide to leave Signal Iduna Park because Jurgen Klopp’s side are almost certain to miss out on Champions League football next year.
However, Hummels has now dismissed that notion, insisting that Champions League football is not important to him or his happiness, and he is more focused on helping his side to escape their current Bundesliga plight.
"Fundamentally, I don't need to play Champions League to be happy,” said Hummels.
"Maybe we indeed lose players should we not qualify for Champions League, but what I can already tell you is that should we not lose 15 players at once, we'll still have a super team next season."