MATS HUMMELS has emerged as an option for Manchester United with his Bayern Munich future uncertain, according to reports in Germany.
The stylish defender was tipped to move to Old Trafford in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund under former boss Louis van Gaal, but opted to stay at the Westfalenstadion.
United boss Jose Mourinho was desperate to beef up his defence with a commanding central defender in the summer with reported moves for Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireled spurned.
And Bild reckons Mourinho could make a move for the 29-year-old in January who has been a victim of new Bayern chief Niko Kovac’s rotation policy this season.
Hummels has only started three of six Bundesliga games for the German giants but played and scored in the Champions League draw with Ajax at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
After snubbing a move to the Premier League four years ago, Hummels moved to Bavaria in 2016.
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The German World Cup winner has gone on to scoop another two Bundesliga titles to add to the two he won with Dortmund.
Any potential tilt for Hummels could depend on Mourinho surviving until the January transfer window opens.
After defeat to West Ham last week and the Champions League bore draw with Valencia on Tuesday, three points at home to Newcastle tomorrow is a must as the pressure mounts on the Portuguese chief.
United have won just once at home in the Premier League and after seven games are already nine points off the pace set by Manchester City and Liverpool.