Original source: Sport Bild
Published by: Metro, ESPN, Goal.com
Also interested: Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona
Contract until: 2019
According to the German media outlet Sport Bild, Chelsea have contacted Mats Hummels’ father, Hermann, who acts as an agent for the player. The Blues have kicked off their pursuit of a new defensive leader by making an informal approach for Borussia Dortmund captain and 2014 World Cup winner. Manchester United, Barcelona and Liverpool are also believed to be interested in the highly-rated centre-back, who has made 25 Bundesliga appearances this season and netted twice. Any move would likely cost the Blues around €35m, with Hummels, now 27 years of age, arguably at a career crossroads.
- Chelsea are in need of quality defender, John Terry’s career, at Stamford Bridge draws to a close, also there are still doubts over Gary Cahill’s quality at the highest level, while Kurt Zouma is still too raw to take on such a role and needs guidance from an experienced head.
- The Germany international out of contract with BVB in 2017 and yet to sign a new deal, making him a viable objective.
- A Stamford Bridge switch would likely mean giving up the opportunity of playing in the Champions League next season, but in January Hummels admitted that he don’t need Champions League football to be happy.
Considering these facts, Gib Football Show concludes that the rumours claiming ‘Chelsea Contact €35m Superstar’s Agent Over Potential Transfer’ are ‘mostly true’.