Mats Hummels refuses to rule out move away from Borussia Dortmund this summer

Mats Hummels
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Mats Hummels has admitted that he could leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, but has played down the prospect of retirement.

The future of Mats Hummels is one of the biggest question marks surrounding Borussia Dortmund as we inch closer to the end of the season. The veteran centre-back has enjoyed an excellent campaign for Edin Terzic's side, playing a leading role in defence in their run to the Champions League final.

Hummels has always insisted that he will make a decision on his future at the end of the season. And he has now shared more details on what his impending decision might look like.

"I feel that retirement is the least likely scenario right now," Hummels said in an interview with SportBILD, adding, "I could go elsewhere, yes. There are three options: BVB, retirement - or move to another club. Retirement is currently the least likely option. What I'm ruling out is a move abroad, to the USA or something like that. If I leave BVB, I'll go to another European country close by."

Borussia Dortmund will certainly hope to keep Hummels at the club for at least another season, but the 35 year old will have no shortage of options if he does look to leave this summer. Juventus and AC Milan are said to be interested in signing Hummels, who is BVB's second highest appearance maker of all time, having played 507 games for the club.

Before making a decision on his future, Mats Hummels will hope to cap off his sublime season by helping Borussia Dortmund win the UEFA Champions League title. The Black and Yellows will go up against Real Madrid in the CL final this weekend.