It has been reported that Manchester United plan to test the resolve of Borussia Dortmund in January for Mats Hummels.
BILD reported that United are still pursuing a move for the German international.
The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer but he committed his future to the Bundesliga giants.
But reports suggest that Hummels is set to hand in a transfer request at the end of the season – just as United step up their interest once again.
It is thought that Louis van Gaal is once again looking for a regular partner for Chris Smalling and Hummels ticks all the boxes.