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Hummels tells Dortmund he wants Bayern move

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 28 Apr 2016

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Mats Hummels has told Borussia Dortmund that he wants to leave the club in favour of a move to Bayern Munich.

The Germany international’s contract with Dortmund runs until June 2017 but he recently admitted that he was considering his options.

He had also been linked with a switch to Manchester City, but Dortmund announced on Thursday Hummels has set his sights on a move to Bayern.

“Defender Mats Hummels has told Borussia Dortmund that he wishes to leave the club in the summer and join Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich,” a statement on the official Dortmund website read.

“Dortmund’s board of directors has made the decision that a potential transfer depends on whether Bayern are willing to meet Dortmund’s valuation of the player. Bayern have not made an offer as of yet.

“The club would like to stress that Hummels – like any other Dortmund player – does not have a buyout clause in his contract and is tied to Dortmund until June 30, 2017.”

The 27-year-old came through the ranks of the Bayern youth academy but, after struggling to secure regular first-team action at the Allianz Arena, eventually left the club for Dortmund in January 2008, initially on loan, before making his stay at Dortmund permanent.

He has since made close to 300 appearances in all competitions for BVB, winning two Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal in the progress.

Hummels would be the third Dortmund player to leave the club for Bayern in recent years, following in the footsteps of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski.

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