Van Gaal willing to break bank for world class German.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is desperate to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels this January, according to the Guardian.
The Red Devils are keen to improve at the back after an unconvincing start to the season, with the team’s current crop of defenders leaking goals in a number of key games so far.
Hummels is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world at the moment, and it could be that United will happily pay over £32m to sign him this January.
This would see the German international eclipse Manchester City’s summer signing Eliaquim Mangala as the most expensive defender signing in British football history.