The BVB chief has shot down all talk of a summer transfer after the World Cup winner was linked with a number of Europe’s biggest clubsEXCLUSIVE
By Stefan Doring
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has insisted there is no chance of star defender Mats Hummels leaving the club for a long time.
Hummels, who finished 21st in the 2014 Goal 50, is admired by a number of Europe's top clubs following his brilliant performances at the World Cup.
New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal is a particular fan, but the chances of the 25-year-old moving look slim.
"We did not just find out at the World Cup that Mats Hummels is one of the best centre-backs in the world,” Zorc told Goal while commenting on the player's inclusion in the Goal 50.
“Mats can lead a team, he is superb in building the play and he is a great professional.
“We are happy and also a bit proud that he has decided to commit to BVB for a long time without any conditions."
Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp recently laughed off suggestions that Hummels may join United in a €20 million deal.
"Mats joining Manchester United? For €20 million? For such little money you can forget that immediately!," he sniped.
Hummels, who scored two goals for Germany on their road to World Cup glory this summer, has been at Dortmund since 2008 - winning two Bundesliga titles.
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