Hummels has long been a target for a number of Premier League clubs but he will likely stay in the Bundesliga and sign with German giants Bayern Munich.

Mats Hummels is currently one of the best center-backs in the world. The World Cup and Bundesliga winner has been a target for top European clubs for the past couple of seasons. Manchester United, especially, were strongly linked with making a move for the Dortmund captain in the last summer transfer window, but it looks like they have lost out to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

On Monday, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said, “If Hummels leaves it will be to join Bayern Munich”, according to the Guardian. And now, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Bayern are in talks with the player’s representatives.

“I can pretty much confirm what Mr Watzke said last night and that is that Mats is talking to Bayern,” he said.

“But these are talks between three parties and please understand that I cannot go into more detail at this moment. We have to respect that he is under contract at the moment [until 2017] and I don’t want to ruin the good relationship we have built up [with Dortmund] with some comments today.”

Back to Bayern for Hummels, or will there be a twist in the tale?

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Mats Hummels is all too familiar with Bayern Munich, having been a youth academy product. He was signed by the German giants as a six year old and spent 14 years with them before being sold to Borussia Dortmund in 2008 for a fee of 4 million euros.

Hummels has since established himself as one of the best defenders in the world, winning two Bundesliga titles and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Now Bayern Munich have come calling for their prodigal son and Hummel’s time at Dortmund may be coming to an end.

There could be one final twist in the 27-year-old’s career though, with the Premier League elite desperate to secure his services. While Bayern are in talks with him, Dortmund would be wary of once again strengthening their domestic rivals and weakening themselves by selling one of their key players. Should Manchester United or Chelsea swoop in with an enticing bid, Hummels may well decide to take on the challenge of the Premier League.

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