One Manchester United linked player has increased the likelihood of a transfer to Old Trafford.
German international Mats Hummels addressed the rumours linking him with Louis van Gaal’s men by saying: “I often think I want to definitely move abroad. Then there are also days when I'm saying I don't need to. Basically, I believe that a foreign move will be good for both football and personal development.”
Although he does not explicitly name United when admitting that he wants to play abroad, it is the Red Devils who have been most heavily linked with the 26-year-old centre-half, as per the Mirror.
The central defensive positions are the ones that need strengthening most at Old Trafford, with Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling hardly the top class centre-backs needed in a title chasing side.
Marcos Rojo has been impressive this season, but there is still the sense that he needs an experienced star next to him, as the Argentine’s positioning can be far from perfect a lot of the time.
Hummels is the man considered the most likely contender for this role, and although only one-year older than Rojo, he has shown himself to possess all the defensive ability - as well as the ball-playing skills - required to excel in van Gaal’s system.
With these latest quotes admitting hinting at a move away from Dortmund, the German international may be opening the door for a summer transfer to the Premier League, and Manchester United could be the ones to benefit.