Manchester United are going to bring in additions to the squad come January, and the defence department is a key area Louis van Gaal wants to improve on. The backline this season has been constantly beleaguered with injury and that has remained a source of concern for the Dutchman. Luke Shaw, Valencia, Phil Jones and Ander Herrera are currently on the sidelines, with the first two ruled out of the season.
Having failed to get any of his defensive transfer targets during the Summer window, he is ready to launch improved bids for them again, and the club have been alerted concerning the situation of Borussia Dortmund’s central defender, Mats Hummels.
He was a transfer target during Summer but he chose to remain at the Signal Iduna Park instead. Reports from the German media say he is considering handing in a transfer request in order to move away from the Bundesliga after having won all trophies available in the League.
He is keen for fresh competition elsewhere as he doesn’t want to end his career at Germany, and England is his next stop of call. He has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool at certain times in the past, and that EPL move seems destined to work out after earlier failed attempts
Hummels could force a move away in January once the opportunity provides itself, and United will promptly join the hunt for his signature again and hope to beat their other rivals to it. The World Cup winner has appeared for Dortmund almost 300 times, and it seems he would soon call time on his illustrious career at the German side.
According to reports, Manchester United have decided to offer the world cup winner £120,000 a week. This is a £40,000 increase on his reported current £80,000 a a week package with Dortmund.