Monday 9 December 2019

If Man United to sign Mats Hummels 'is not a bullsh*t story, I'll eat a broomstick'', says Jurgen Klopp

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed reports of Germany defender Mats Hummels join Manchester United in his typical, no-nonsense eccentric style, saying: "If that's not a bullsh*t story, I'll eat a broomstick."

The Borussia Dortmund coach is famed for his colourful press conferences and eccentric behaviour, and this latest sound bite has left those at Old Trafford in no doubt that £16 million - the rumoured fee that Hummels would move for - is ridiculous.

Klopp has ruled out Marco Reus leaving too, with the attacking midfielder linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

"I can assure everyone that there are no signs that those two players want to leave. Marco and Mats will play for us next season," Klopp said.

"What are we talking about today? Mats to Manchester United? For how much? €20m (£15.8m)? With those kind of sums can you forget that straight away. When papers mention such numbers you know it is garbage."

United, who are currently in America on their pre-season tour, have already signed Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, but Louis van Gaal is looking to strengthen his squad further.

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