Manchester United are set to launch a £35million offer for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, according to Daily Mirror.
The Red Devils failed to secure his deal in the summer after the departure of duo centre-backs Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. But with the recent reports United are set to seal his move this month to solve their defensive issues.
The World Cup winner was also targeted by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger but seems that they have taken a step back due to high price tag.
However, Bundesliga side are willing to keep their star defender by offering him a new contract but the Hummels wants to play in the Premier League.
Hummels will surely leave Dortmund as they are struggling in the league. They have won only four of their last 17 games in Bundesliga and are sitting in the relegation zone.
With the worst performance from the German outfit, many of the star players are likely to leave the club this month or after the end of the season.
Dortmund star İlkay Gündoğan is also likely to leave as Manchester United and Arsenal are monitoring his situation. The midfielder has been strongly linked with a move for the past few days.
Columnist: Simon Oates