Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has announced that the club are working on a deal to re-sign Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund.
The Germany international came through Bayern’s youth system, but joined their arch-rivals permanently in 2009 after an initial loan spell at Signal Iduna Park.
Hummels attracted widespread interest with his performances in defence for Dortmund as they won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as the DFB-Pokal.
The 27-year-old defender has so far snubbed all his suitors, although rumours continue to link him with a move away from Thomas Tuchel’s side.
BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke did not rule out a departure for their skipper on Monday, and Rummenigge has subsequently verified that statement.
“In principle I can confirm Mr. Watzke’s statement that Mats is considering FC Bayern,” he said on Tuesday.
“Three parties are involved and that’s why I hope you will understand that I don’t want to go into details today.
“We have to consider the contract here. And I don’t want to destroy the relationships [with BVB] we’ve established in the past two years with a thoughtless statement.”