Yesterday "reports in Spain" suggested that Manchester United had moved a little closer to signing Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. Unsurprisingly, those Spanish reports about the future of a German defender moving from a German club to one in England don't seem to be very accurate.
Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp seemed fairly bullish in his response:
Klopp about Hummels to Man Utd: "If that's not a bullshit story, I'll eat a broom stick" (via @SkySportNewsHD)— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) July 22, 2014
Of course, transfer denials from selling clubs are a regular occurrence, but promises to munch on a broomstick certainly aren't.
The Guardian's Jamie Jackson has also poured cold water on the prospect of Hummels joining United, writing yesterday that "Dortmund are unlikely to agree to sell as the club have already lost Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich." However, he notes that United believes the situation to be "fluid," so not all hope is yet lost.