Man Utd not giving up on Borussia Dortmund defender Hummels

Manchester United are prepared for a battle with Borussia Dortmund over defender Mats Hummels.

Manchester United are prepared for a battle with Borussia Dortmund over defender Mats Hummels.

The London Evening Standard says United are interested in signing Hummels from Borussia Dortmund, although the club expect the Germans to fight hard for the centre-back, given that they have already lost Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich this summer.

Van Gaal is also interested in signing compatriots Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij and Kevin Strootman, although a move for the latter may have to wait until January as he is struggling with the knee injury that kept him out of the World Cup.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is also on Van Gaal's wish list, although United have not, contrary to reports, agreed a swap deal for the defender that would see either Nani or Chris Smalling heading the other way.

 
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