HUGE blow to Manchester United as top target is set for Borussia Dortmund stay

Manchester United could be forced to look elsewhere for a centre-back to fill Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation as top target Mats Hummels is set to remain at the club after he was named captain for the upcoming campaign, TalkSPORT reports.

The German defender was heavily linked with a switch to United throughout the entire transfer window, but with the Bundesliga making him captain, all incoming offers look to be rejected. 

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Jurgen Klopp urged that a move was never going to happen as he is ready to fend off any additional interest from the Red Devils or even Arsenal, who only recently joined the race for his signature. 

Arsene Wenger was targeting Hummels as a potential replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, who completed his move to Barcelona over the weekend. 

German football expert, Jonathan Harding revealed that the World Cup winning star will surely remain with his current side. 

“Mats Hummels is a very comfortable man and he’s just been made the club captain at Borussia Dortmund,” he told Kick Off.

“I don’t think he’ll be going anywhere this summer, and that is that. Why would the club name him their captain and then sell him in the same window?”