# Mats Hummels

Last year
# Maturity
Dortmund captaincy 'dream come true' for 19-year-old England star
Jude Bellingham was given the armband after Mats Hummels was ruled out due to illness.
All time
# not in contention
Hummels remains frozen out as Germany boss refuses to recall World Cup winner
There have been calls for Joachim Löw to reinstate the Borussia Dortmund defender to the national squad.
# Praise
Hummels showed 'courage' to make €38 million Dortmund return
Sporting director Michael Zorc was impressed with the defender’s decision.
# Unfinished Business
'I'm convinced I can still play at the highest level' - Boateng responds to Germany exclusion
The Bayern Munich defender, alongside club teammates Hummels and Muller, will no longer be considered for selection.
# Dropped
German coach drops bombshell as trio of World Cup winners no longer in his plans
Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller were informed by coach Joachim Loew.
# High praise
World Cup-winning defender believes Van Dijk is the best centre-back on the planet
Mats Hummels has been impressed by the Liverpool player’s recent performances.
# Disappointment
'I’ve not made these mistakes since 2010'
Mats Hummels was not at his best as Bayern Munich fell seven points off the pace of the Bundesliga leaders
They were preoccupied with themselves – Matthaus blasts Germany's Bayern players
Germany’s players fro mthe Bundesliga champions were criticised by the 1990 World Cup star.
# friction
Bayern Munich players in training ground bust-up - reports
According to German daily Bild, Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski traded insults in a practise game.
# Criticism
I'm no king slayer – Bayern star Hummels hits out after Ancelotti sacking
The Germany international is not happy at suggestions he turned against his former boss.
# Troubling times
Troubling week for Bayern continues with dramatic Hertha comeback in Berlin
Bayern Munich were cruising to a return to form in the Bundesliga until Hertha Berlin’s stunning second-half fightback earned a draw.
# Shenanigans
Germany defender Hummels faces warning over daredevil jump video
The player’s post has attracted almost 300,000 views on Instagram and was used in an online article by popular daily Bild.
# Criticism
Mats Hummels unhappy with 'arrogant' Germany
The Germans leaked their first goal since July, but they still extended their perfect record in Russia 2018 qualifiers.
# blonde on blonde
'I was afraid it would look worse': A lost bet the reason for Mats Hummels' tragic new look
The defender showed off the new look in Bayern’s game against RB Leipzig last night.
# Frenemies
Matthaus criticises Hummels' dressing room drop-in
Mats Hummels should not have paid a visit to his former teammates ahead of Bayern Munich’s loss to Borussia Dortmund, Lothar Matthaus says.
# Demands
Hummels reveals reason behind Manchester United transfer snub
United’s failure to finish in the Premier League’s top four cost them any chance of signing defender Mats Hummels.
# german humour
Listen: Hummels asked if the German defence is terrified because Will Grigg's on fire
We’re not fully convinced the German defender knows too much about Grigg, but he’s a big fan of his apparently.
# conflicted
Bayern Munich switch the 'most difficult decision in my life'
The 27-year-old has won two Bundesliga titles and the DFB-Pokal in his time with Dortmund.
# It's Official
Mats Hummels is the latest Dortmund star to sign for bitter rivals Bayern
The defender has signed a five-year deal with the Bavarian club.
# Anger
'The captain is abandoning the ship!' - Dortmund fans turn on wantaway Hummels
Meanwhile, the defender has denied approaching Bayern Munich over a summer move.
# Transfer Request
Another Dortmund star set for switch to rivals as Hummels asks for Bayern move
The German defender plans to return to his former club and link up with ex-team-mates Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze in the summer.
# In Demand
Clubs on high alert as Mats Hummels admits to losing sleep over his future
Stylish defender is out of contract in 2017 and he may feel the time is right for a move elsewhere.
# Potential
'Stones offers England once-in-a-generation opportunity'
One former Three Lions coach rates the young Everton defender very highly.
# Homecoming
Hummels: 'We are simply desperate to beat Klopp. We have to beat him'
The German defender wants to “drive Klopp mad” when he returns to his old club in the Europa League next month.
# kloppo
Klopp will win Premier League with Liverpool, says Hummels
The central defender, who worked under Klopp for six years in Germany, is confident his former manager will lead his new club to the domestic title during his reign in charge.
# Praise
Germany coach backs Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool job
The Germany coach believes there are similarities between the two clubs.
# Ready to go
'They play more imaginatively than the Scots' - Germany coach talks up Ireland
Defender Mats Hummels is also expecting a tough encounter at the Aviva.
Another player on Louis van Gaal's summer shopping list appears to be off the market
Mats Hummels is going nowhere, apparently.
# reinforcements
Three signings will turn Manchester United into champions, insists Neville
Gary Neville believes Louis van Gaal’s side need to prioritise the signings of a centre-back, central midfielder and winger but doesn’t think they need to spend £150 million again.
# gaalacticos
Depay, Hummels and... Ings? LVG has earned the right to direct United's summer spending
The ‘Gaalactico’ policy drove the signings of the likes of Angel Di Maria & Radamel Falcao last summer – but Van Gaal does not need big names to challenge for the title
# No Welcome Mats
Hummels: I did not promise to join Manchester United
The defender has admitted he is considering his future though.
Hummels open to Manchester United move
The Borussia Dortmund defender, a long-term target for Louis van Gaal’s side, believes that a spell abroad would be good for him but has yet to decide if he will leave BVB.
# dare to dream
With money no object, Manchester United will target the world's finest next summer
The club has confidence in allowing Louis van Gaal spend big on players.
# future plans
Louis van Gaal hints at buying new defenders
The Red Devils boss is wary of jumping to conclusions during a difficult period
# sore
Mats Hummels: 'Ireland didn't come here to play football'
The Borussia Dortmund defender says that the 1-1 draw ‘feels like a defeat’.
# ze germans
Klopp: United target Hummels is going nowhere
Hands off, Louis.
Klopp laughs off Hummels, Reus speculation
Back off, Premier League clubs.
# Stars
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# Efficient
Hummels the hero as Germany push through against France to reach the semis
The centre-back’s first-half goal was enough to separate the sides writes Mikey Stafford in the Maracana.
# heroes and villains
Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup's first round of games
Arjen Robben, Oscar and Andrea Pirlo all feature in our team of the tournament so far.