Berlin - Bayern Munich has signed Germany defender Mats
Hummels, his club Borussia Dortmund confirmed on Tuesday, while the Bavarian
giants have announced the transfer of teenager Renato Sanches from Benfica.
Centre-back Hummels, 27, is the third Dortmund star to join
Bayern in three years after midfielder Mario Goetze left to join the Munich
giants in 2013, followed by striker Robert Lewandowski in 2014.
"For the coming 2016/17 season, the Borussia Dortmund
player Mats Julian Hummels will transfer to FC Bayern Munich," said
Dortmund in a terse statement.
"Both clubs have now reached an agreement in principle
and the formal completion of the transfer, and the usual medical examination of
the player, should be completed in the coming days."
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Reports in the German media say Bayern have paid up to 38
million euros (US$43.26m) for Hummels, who had a year left on his Dortmund
Having left Bayern in 2009 for Dortmund, Hummels is
returning to the Bavarian giants having won the German league title twice with
Dortmund (in 2011 and 2012) and the German Cup (2012) before helping Germany
win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Bayern also announced on Tuesday the signing of teenage
Portugal international Sanches from Benfica on a five-year contract, having
beaten Manchester United to sign the teenager.
The Bavarian giants say they paid 35 million euros
(US$39.81m), plus possible bonuses, for the defensive midfielder, who was first
capped by Portugal earlier this year having only made his debut for Benfica in
the Portuguese league last October.For
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