Mats Hummels would fancy Manchester City switch, says defender's father
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 22/04/16 1:44pm
Manchester City would be well positioned in any race to sign Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels for next season, his father and agent has indicated.
Hermann Hummels, who represents his son, had previously mooted Bayern Munich as a possible destination.
Now it has emerged that City, who have appointed Bayern boss Pep Guardiola to be their manager from next season, may be a tempting proposition to Hummels if they come in with an offer.
Guardiola takes over at the Etihad Stadium in the summer, and Hermann Hummels told the SID news agency: "Manchester City could also be a very interesting option. They've not done so well this year, but they are going to win the league next year.
"They are getting the best coach in the world."
Guardiola sidestepped speculation about the player's future on Friday, saying that is "not a question for me" at a press conference in Munich.
Bayern's media officer Markus Horwick immediately added that Hummels "has a contract until 2017 with Dortmund and that must be respected, so there is nothing more to say on the matter".
A decision to leave Dortmund has not yet been taken by Hummels, who has one year remaining on his contract.
"He loves being at Dortmund," said his father. "However, it's fair to have the idea of doing something different.
"He's thinking long and hard about it and it's so difficult because it's a big decision. Moving abroad is part of those considerations, but there's no tendency either way."