The World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move to United this summer after Borussia Dortmund’s disappointing season and his comments regarding his future have done little to quash rumours of a move away.
Louis Van Gaal had seemingly been chasing the centre-back alone but Chelsea will reportedly look to pounce before the Red Devils can seal their man.
Jose Mourinho is apparently looking to secure a world-class centre-back this summer and Hummels is a player that has been previously linked with a Stamford Bridge switch.
Blues captain John Terry signed a one-year contract extension just a few weeks ago but will turn 35 next season. He is now in the twilight years of his career despite plaudits from many in the game after key performances this campaign.Embed from Getty Images
At just 26, Hummels could be a long-term replacement for the former England captain and would be part of one of the toughest defences in Europe if he makes the move to the London club.
Mourinho is keen to add depth to his squad and Hummels would join Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma as the Chelsea manager’s centre-back options in the long-run, though the Dortmund star would likely be a regular starter with a move to Stamford Bridge.
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