Borussia Dortmund defender, Mats Hummels, is reportedly set to make a switch to Bayern Munich and has told the club he wants to leave.
The Germany international’s contract runs until June 2017, and the club have confirmed he has asked for an exit.
A statement on the club’s official website reads: “Defender Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund has communicated his desire to leave the club in the summer and wants to join the league rivals Bayern Munich next season.
“Borussia Dortmund’s board has subsequently decided to make such a change depending on whether Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund can agree a satisfactory fee. So far, Bayern Munich has not made an offer.
“As a precaution, it is pointed out that with Mats Hummels – as at present with all other players from Borussia Dortmund– no exit clause has been agreed and the player is logically tied to Borussia Dortmund until 30 June 2017.”
Hummels spent 14 years in the Bavarian’s academy and made one senior appearance before moving to Dortmund in 2009.
He has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.
The news will come as a huge blow to all these clubs.