Report: Barcelona to open Mats Hummels talks

Report: Barcelona to open Hummels talks
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A report claims that Borrusia Dortmund will allow Mats Hummels to discuss a move to Barcelona next summer.

Borussia Dortmund will reportedly allow Mats Hummels to discuss a possible move to Barcelona next summer.

The 24-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the best centre-backs in Europe, has long been linked with a move away from the Champions League finalists.

According to Bild, Barcelona have been granted permission to open talks with the German international next summer, should Dortmund receive a suitable offer.

The news is expected to alert the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United, who have both been linked with a move for the powerful defender.

Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Koke of Atletico de Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 28, 2013
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