Chelsea could come in for Hummels as long-term John Terry replacement

According to the Express, Chelsea could well make an approach for Manchester United-target Mats Hummels from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, with the Londoners looking to find a long-term replacement for defender and captain John Terry.

Hummels won the World Cup with Germany last summer, and was named in the Team of the Tournament for his glistening performances with the Eagles. But his domestic form suffered with Dortmund, as Jurgen Klopp’s men found themselves rock bottom of the Bundesliga earlier in the season. However, they’ve since turned things around, but are still likely to miss out on European football next season, which could see a summer exodus.

Chelsea recently extended John Terry’s deal for another year, meaning he will captain the side until the summer of 2016, but his advancing age could pose a problem next season. The former England international will turn 35 later this year, and could well need adequate cover should he succumb to injury or struggle with form. It’s very difficult to maintain such high levels of performances at his age, and manager Jose Mourinho will be seeking out a replacement as a result.

Hummels could be that man, despite looking set for a Manchester United move in the summer, and Chelsea are willing to pay handsomely to sign him.

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