Jurgen Klopp has ruled out the possibility of FC Barcelona and Manchester United target Mats Hummels leaving BVB this summer. Klopp also stressed that Bayern Munich target Marco Reus is staying at the club.
Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels performed extremely well in the World Cup in Brazil and according to the latest reports, the likes of FC Barcelona and Manchester United are interested in his services.
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is perfectly aware of these ongoing rumours over the future of his star defender and took a time to clarify the future of the player.
“I can assure everyone that there are no signs that those two players want to leave. Marco and Mats will play for us the next season,” Klopp said on the German show “19:09 Uhr” yesterday.
He added: “What are we talking about today? Mats to Manchester United (or FC Barcelona)? For how much? €20m (£15.8m)? With those kind of sums can you forget that straight away.”
Manchester United are looking for the world class defender to replace Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, and Mats Hummels is the preferred target of new boss Louis van Gaal. However, the comments of Jurgen Klopp have all but ended the possibility of player leaving the club.
Apart from Manchester United, Catalan giants FC Barcelona are also interested in signing Mats Hummels but now, they will have to look elsewhere. Carles Puyol has already left the Camp Nou and new coach Luis Enrique is looking for the suitable replacement but he has not made a single defensive enforcement yet.
Jeremy Mathieu of Valencia is constantly being linked with a move to FC Barcelona this summer but the 31 year old Frenchman could only prove a short term signing and being aware of this situation, Luis Enrique feels that Mats Hummels is the perfect long term solution.
Xavi Hernandez Set To Extend His Stay Till 2015
Spanish newspaper AS has reported today that midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez has agreed to extend his stay at the Camp Nou till next summer.
AS has reported today that: “Xavi Hernández is to stay at Barcelona until at least 30 June 2015. The midfielder, who was close to signing for Qatari outfit Al Arabi, had also been in contact with new MLS franchise New York City in recent days. However, he will join up with Barça’s first-team training on 24 July.”
It was reported earlier that the 34 year midfielder is looking for a move to either to Qatar or Major League Soccer club New York City. However, according to the latest reports, coach Luis Enrique feels that the experienced midfielder could still add a value to the club and has urged the player to continue playing for FC Barcelona.