United lose out to Arsenal for top target.
Arsenal could be closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, who is expected to leave the Bundesliga club this January, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The German international has also been strongly linked with Manchester United in recent times, but it would appear that he is ready to snub a move to Old Trafford in favour of joining Arsene Wenger’s side.
The Gunners are in need of new defensive signings after an inconsistent start to the season, and Hummels could be an upgrade on the struggling Per Mertesacker.
United are also looking short defensively, however, and this will come as a major blow as they miss out on one of their priority targets.