Manchester United are planning a January swoop for Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels and the club is ready to offload Juan Mata in order to generate some money.
Arsenal are interested in signing Mats Hummels from BVB but Manchester United are ready to outbid them for the signature of the German, while the Old Trafford outfit is also closing in on Juan Cuadrado of Fiorentina.
Signing quality defenders is the first priority of Manchester United and the club is lining up two swap deals involving Mats Hummels and Thomas Vermaelen in coming days.
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.
Barcelona might be on the lookout for a defender next summer with Hummels, Luiz and Lovren the possible choices.
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