Report: Mats Hummels ready to extend Borussia Dortmund contract

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Mats Hummels can imagine staying at Borussia Dortmund beyond the end of the season, and both the club and the player are seemingly confident that an agreement can be reached over an extension.

The current contract of Mats Hummels is set to expire at the end of the season, and the centre-back has so far been coy about his future. There was plenty of speculation about Hummels retiring at the end of the season. But it looks like there has now been a change of mind, with BILD claiming that the 35 year old is ready to extend his contract with Borussia Dortmund.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Borussia Dortmund are in active talks with Hummels to extend his contract. There have been positive conversations, and both parties are confident of reaching an agreement in the coming weeks.

Hummels, who made his 500th appearance for Borussia Dortmund recently, has been in excellent form this season. The veteran centre-back has rolled back the years with some of his performances, and has especially led from the front in the big matches.

Keeping Hummels at the club for another season would be a huge boost for Borussia Dortmund, as it would give those in charge more time to find a long-term successor. Hummels could also potentially help with the development of Filippo Mané, who could be in line for a first-team promotion next season.

Mats Hummels has always said that he will retire when he feels like he can no longer play at the top level. But he has kept some of the world's best strikers at bay this season, which shows that he still has plenty left in the tank.