Defender Mats Hummel has informed the club that he wishes to leave in the summer and join domestic league rivals Bayern Munich.

Borussia Dortmund’s business directors have decided that the feasibility of such a transfer will depend on Bayern Munich paying Borussia Dortmund an appropriate fee for a player of his incredibly high standard. At time of going to press, Bayern Munich had made no offer.

As a cautionary measure, it has been made publicly known that no release clause was negotiated with Mats Hummels – as with all other players currently at Borussia Dortmund – as part of his contract, and that the player is contractually beholden to the club until 30 June 2017.

An ad hoc report was sent a few minutes ago with the above content verbatim by the publicly owned Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA (limited company, joint stock company).