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Mats Hummels, Antoine Griezmann Might Switch to English Club Chelsea

Reported Chelsea target Mats Hummels is considering his future at Borussia Dortmund as he approaches the final year of his contract, while Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone will reportedly allow Antoine Griezmann to move to Stamford Bridge provided Atletico receive Diego Costa in exchange.

Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels a target for Chelsea.

According to German, Hummels said: "I have to find out for myself what I want to do. ..I think about it a lot."

Chelsea is one of three English sides targeting the centre-back as they seek a replacement for stalwart and captain John Terry.

They will struggle to find a better candidate than Hummels, who captains BVB and has stood out as an outstanding defender for club and country for some time now, as the video below demonstrates:

The centre-back has won an impressive 66 per cent of his duels in 24 Bundesliga appearances this season, including 41 of 70 tackles, 102 of 142 aerial duels and particularly exceptional for a player in his position completed 21 of 26 attempted take-ons.

Sports journalist Stefan Bienkowski has also highlighted his tendency to push up-field on occasion:

Because of his success rate in take-ons and all-round solid play, his forays up the pitch are hardly as worrying as those David Luiz used to embark upon at Stamford Bridge.

Spanish side Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann might also switch to Chelsea.

Further, he reads the game particularly well, with Squawka also reporting he has made 70 interceptions this season.

Bienkowski hailed his importance to his side ahead of their crucial game with Bayern Munich which finished goalless while football writer Stefan Buczko remarked on his magnificent performance to keep the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller at bay:

The Blues should tempt Dortmund to cash in on him while they can by pursuing him in the summer.

As for Griezmann, the news comes from Jose Hernandez of Spanish outlet Fichajes (h/t Metro’s Mark Brus), with Atleti willing to part with the Frenchman if Costa returns to the Vicente Calderon as part of the deal.

The 25-year-old has been in great form this season, scoring 25 goals largely from out wide or in a supporting role. As Squawka Football revealed, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been more prolific in La Liga in recent years:

By Robert Muriisa.

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