Manchester United are chasing Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. The Germany World Cup is new United manager Louis van Gaal's No1 defensive transfer target.

Sport says Barcelona were also keen, but have been informed by their intermediaries that pursuing a deal would be a waste of time as Hummels wants to join United.

Hummels was given his first team debut by Van Gaal at Bayern Munich and is keen on a reunion.

The defender refused to rule out a move to United during the World Cup.

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