Chelsea to chase Mats Hummels
It’s been a while since the pages of Transfer Talk have led with a rumour about German international Mats Hummels.
Right on time, the Mirror ended our Hummels drought with news that the Borussia Dortmund centre-back will be a target of presumptive new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after he leaves the Italian national team following the 2016 Euro.
Hummels has been in fine form for Dortmund this season, as Thomas Tuchel’s charges continue their chase of Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table. He has been linked to moves to the Premier League in previous windows, and with his contract set to expire in 2017, it’s time for Dortmund to re-up with the 27-year-old or sell him to turn a profit.
As for Hummels, he would have to size up his own priorities, as the move would ostensibly amount to a big payday, but he would be giving up Champions League football next season, as BVB are in and Chelsea are looking like at best a long shot to finish in the top four in the Premier League.