Mats Hummels to Manchester United: Borussia Dortmund defender 'honoured' by interest, but will not move 'this year'

Germany international has been persistently linked with Old Trafford switch

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Mats Hummels has admitted he is flattered by interest from Manchester United, but has vowed to remain with Borussia Dortmund for at least one more year.

The 26-year-old World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford for the past few transfer windows, and whilst the current one will pass without it coming to fruition, he gave no assurances that he would remain at his current club beyond the 2015/16 campaign.

"There have always been rumours about almost every one of our players, but I decided not to make the move this year," Hummels told reporters in Singapore ahead of a pre-season friendly over the Malaysian border on Thursday.

"Of course when the big clubs are interested, and Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, it's an honour. But I decided I wanted to stay here."

 

Despite having seen a number of team mates, such as Mario Goetze and Robert Lewandowski, leave the club in recent seasons, Hummels is not ready to depart Dortmund yet.

Hummels, who begun his career with Bayern Munich, has another two years left on his contract with Dortmund, who are now coached by Thomas Tuchel after Juergen Klopp stepped down last season.

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