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Mats Hummels is unlikely to join Barcelona.
During the early part of the close season, Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels was touted as being the central defensive signing Barcelona needed.
No transfer has since materialised, but the player seemed once again to be recently courting the Blaugrana.
According to schwatzgelb.com (h/t Alec Fenn of Goal.com), Hummels admitted to being "fascinated" by Barca:
Of course Barca are one of those clubs that is interesting for a football player.
They are an interesting, fascinating club, nothing more
I don't have a career plan and I will never have one.
In deference to his current employers, Hummels went on to qualify his statement and also make a good case for Dortmund:
Because a lot of players don't deal openly with stuff like that, statements like 'this club is interesting' are directly mis-interpreted into wanting to go there.
If a player gets an offer from Bayern, Barca, Real and Dortmund, the chances for us [Dortmund] are still the smallest.
That is the right way and it is realistic, but I think our new players, like Sokratis [Papastathopoulos] in the defence, can surprise a lot of people.
We did a good job on the transfer market again.
Only time will tell if Gerardo Martino may wish to rekindle any initial interest in the German international.