Mats Hummels is to rejoin Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich, both clubs confirmed on Wednesday.
Hummels played for Dortmund between 2008 and 2016, before initially agreeing a move to the reigning German champions. The central defender has spent three years with Bayern, making 188 appearances in all competitions and winning three consecutive Bundesliga titles.
Now 30, Hummels has agreed a reported three-year deal with BVB. Neither club has confirmed the agreed fee, though it's believed Dortmund will pay an initial
Einigung erzielt: Hummels vor Wechsel zu Borussia Dortmund.https://t.co/ImNUM0GN9J— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) 19 June 2019
"On Wednesday FC Bayern and BVB reached a fundamental agreement on a change of the central defender, who played for Dortmund from 2008 to 2016.
"Both parties have agreed to keep the transfer modalities confidential. To complete the transfer, Hummels now has to complete the medical check in Dortmund."
Dortmund have identified central defence as a key area which needed strengthening after their struggles in the Bundesliga title race last season, which saw them top of the tree by six points at Christmas before finishing second - to Bayern.