According to reports from The Express, the latest comments from Mats Hummels have cast serious doubts over his future at Borussia Dortmund past the summer transfer window.
The Germany centre-back, who lifted the World Cup with his country in 2014, is into his ninth campaign at Westfalenstadion, captaining the Black-Yellows for the last two seasons.
But his Dortmund contract will enter its final twelve months during the summer transfer window and some clubs have already been tipped to prize him away from the Bundesliga outfit.
And the latest comments from the 27-year-old certainly suggest a summer transfer could be on the cards, with Hummels concerned that another titleless campaign has passed him by at Dortmund.
Last weekend, the 6 foot 3 defender told German publication BILD; “I don’t necessarily want to [leave], but I have to make a big decision. I have been back and forth a lot.
“Age gives you a feeling that you don’t have forever to win. I realise in every year I don’t win a title, I’m closer to retiring.
“I’ve spoken to Ilkay Gundogan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan over their thoughts. The Champions League is a target for me in any case. I want to win this title.”